Elisabeth Moss is set to star in a groundbreaking drama about abortion

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    The Handmaid’s Tale graced our screens this year, with the series, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 iconic dystopian novel, already winning awards.

    The Primetime Emmy awards took place on Sunday, with The Handmaid’s Tale winning big, scooping up a whopping five gongs including best drama series and outstanding lead actress for Elisabeth Moss.

    Taking to the stage to deliver her acceptance speech, Elisabeth praised some very important women, telling her mother, ‘You are brave and strong and smart and you have taught me that you can be kind and a fucking badass.’

    She then moved on to thank Margaret Atwood, praising her and thanking her for ‘what [she] did in 1985’. Addressing her directly, Elisabeth told the 77-year-old author, ‘Thank you for what you continue to do for all of us.’

    Elisabeth Moss as Offred in The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale. Credit: Rex

    With an Emmy under her belt, you would be forgiven for thinking that Elisabeth Moss was going to take a few months off before signing up to her next project, with hard-hitting The Handmaid’s Tale being a difficult project to follow.

    However you would be wrong, with the 35-year-old actress already set to star in an upcoming indie drama, Call Jane.

    The feature film, much like Moss’ last project delivers an important message for women’s rights, based on the real work of the Jane Collective – an illegal underground network of abortion providers in 1960s Chicago, before the days of Roe Vs. Wade.

    Elisabeth is set to play the leading role, playing a pregnant woman who seeks help from the collective.

    Call Jane is still in its early stages but the film is already set to be a success, with My Week With Marilyn director Simon Curtis on board, and producers coming in the form of Jeff Kwatinetz, Kevin McKeon and Robbie Brenner.

    ‘The script is commercial and entertaining, but it’s also really relevant to what is going on with the world today,’ Robbie Brenner explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Women’s rights are important and no one should have the right to control a woman’s body. And that such an idea can be challenged today and that we can go back in time on these issues is scary.’

    We can’t wait to see this one.

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