Elizabeth Banks Directs Roadside Amusement Abortion Drama – Deadline
Roadside Attractions has released the trailer for its abortion rights drama Call Janewith three-time Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks (Mrs America), which is slated for an exclusive theatrical release on October 28.
Remarkably timely after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade – who in 1973 guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion – the film directed by the Oscar nominee Carol Scribe Phyllis Nagy is set in 1968 Chicago. With the city and country on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Banks) lives an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy results in a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical facility that is unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women have access to health. abortion, regardless of their abilities. pay. Joy is so inspired by their work that she decides to partner with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.
Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi wrote the film, which had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Its cast also includes Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Aida Turturro, Grace Edwards and John Magaro. Producers included Robbie Brenner, David Wulf and Kevin McKeon.
Roadside Attractions recently teamed up with Vertical Entertainment to release the crime drama Criminal Emily with Aubrey Plaza, which hits theaters on August 12. Other upcoming films from the distributor include the family drama Gigi and Nate with Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi, which debuts September 2, and the comedy-drama The good house with Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, which he will be releasing in concert with Lionsgate on September 30.
Watch the trailer for Call Jane above.