Janelle Monáe Joins Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem Biopic
Janelle Monáe is joining Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias: A Life On The Road.
Moore and Alicia Vikander will star as the activist at various points in her career as a journalist and activist, crusading for women’s rights. Monae will be playing Dorothy Pitman Hughes, the women’s and civil rights activist that co-founded Ms. Magazine with Steinem.
Julie Taymor is directing from a script based on Steinem’s memoir. Alex Saks is producing via his Fifty-Four Pictures, along with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem and Amy Richards are exec producing.
After landing roles in best picture winner Moonlight and the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, the singer-songwriter, who recently picked up two Grammy nominations for her album Dirty Computer, has lined up a number of high-profile projects. Monáe will next be seen in Welcome to Marwen, and is set for Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet, and will voice star in Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp.
Monáe, who has a first look deal with Universal, is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
This post originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.