Pitch Perfect 3 and Edge of Seventeen star, Hailee Steinfeld is taking the leap from big to the small screen in the Apple scripted series, Dickinson.
The star will join the comedy series as Emily Dickinson. The series, based in the 1800’s, is said to focus on Emily’s coming-of-age story and one woman’s fight to get her voice heard. It explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit into her own time through her imaginative point of view.
Written by Alena Smith (The Affair), The series will be executive produced and directed by Stroner’s David Gordon Green. The project hails from Paul Lee’s newly launched and CAA-backed wiip, with Oscar winner Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta (Maniac) overseeing for Sugar23 Productions. Anonymous Content’s Alex Goldstone and The Big C‘s Darlene Hunt will also exec produce.
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The period comedy series joins Octavia Spencer’s drama Are You Sleeping, an untitled morning news drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, anthology Amazing Stories, animated comedy Central Park, a thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, a top-secret series from La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle, a Kristen Wiig comedy, the Stephen Knight futuristic drama See and a space drama from Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore on Apple’s roster of programming.
Steinfield is currently in the studio working on her first full-length album but will be next seen on the big screen in the Transformer’s spin-off, Bumblebee which is due to be released in December 2018.