Frances McDormand to Star in ‘Women Talking’ From Director Sarah Polley

Frances McDormand is producing and starring in a film adaptation of the novel “Women Talking,” with Sarah Polley directing for MGM’s recently relaunched Orion Pictures.Orion and Plan B announced the project on Thursday.

Polley will direct from her own script, based on Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel.

McDormand is producing via her Hear/Say Productions.

She brought the project initially to Plan B after acquiring the rights.“Women Talking,” which was published in 2018, follows a group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

The book was named to several best-of-2018 lists, including those by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Washington Post and The New York Times.McDormand stars in Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a top contender for awards in the coming months.

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