Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, Elizabeth Banks and Rupert Friend have all signed up to star in the women’s rights drama ‘Call Jane’.

The film, to be directed by ‘Carol’ scribe Phyllis Nagy, follows a traditional 1960s housewife (Banks) who unexpectedly falls pregnant. She then finds the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Weaver). The group saves her life and gives her a sense of purpose: to help other women take control of their destinies.

Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi have penned the script. Robbie Brenner (The Dallas Buyers Club), along with Kevin McKeon and David Wulf Leal Naim will produce.

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Both Elisabeth Moss and Susan Sarandon were attached to the project but has since had to drop out due to scheduling issues.

“Call Jane was made for these times – and I have never felt more passionately that our culture is ready to embrace its call for decency, for community, for goodwill and humour in all things – and above all, its call for necessary change,” said director Nagy.