Elisabeth Moss to star in and produce film adaptation of ‘She Will Rise,’ former Congresswoman Katie Hill’s memoir

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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, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

“I wrote ‘She Will Rise’ to try to take back my story from those who have exploited and twisted it,” said Hill in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. “I also wanted to shine a light on the stories of women whose resilience and bravery gave me strength when I needed it most, and hopefully to provide inspiration to others. Having this larger platform to tell this story, working with the talented team at Blumhouse and Michael, and the incredible Elisabeth Moss as the lead, is more than I ever could have imagined — I am so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to collaborating on this project.”

According to Blumhouse, “her brash confidence won her powerful allies and infuriated her enemies, it was privately concealing a cycle of domestic abuse she was trapped in at home, infamously culminating in the release of intimate photos and the revelation of her own admitted personal mistakes that would eventually result in her stunning fall from grace.”

“We pursued this project because we believe in Katie and her message of empowering women and breaking the system,” Blum said in a statement. “And with Elisabeth and the force of what she brings on and off the camera, we hope this will be a powerful vehicle to inspire and for change.”

Blum and Moss previously collaborated on this year’s well-reviewed hit horror film “The Invisible Man,” and the latter said she is looking forward to portraying Hill in the project.

“Her strength and work to amplify women’s voices is incredibly inspiring to me and her experiences could not be more important for us to magnify right now,” Moss said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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