WEEK IN WOMEN: Moss to Make Adaptation of Katie Hill’s SHE WILL RISE – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Two-time Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss will star in and produce a film adaptation of former Congresswoman Katie Hill’s memoir She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality.

The Emmy Award winner is teaming with writer Michael Seitzman (North Country) and producer Jason Blum for the streaming film.

Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) is attached to portray the former Democratic representative, while Seitzman will pen the screenplay for the project, which will come from Blum’s Blumhouse Television.

In addition, Moss is producing via her banner, Love & Squalor Pictures, while Seitzman is producing through his shingle, Maniac Productions. Jeremy Gold will executive produce for Blumhouse, and Hill will serve as an executive producer on the biographical drama.

Hill served as U.S. Representative for California’s 25th Congressional District for most of 2019, after besting incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Knight in the 2018 midterm elections. But she resigned last November after a right-wing blog alleged she had an affair and the Daily Mail published leaked nude photos of her. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.