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Carey Mulligan to Play Gloria Steinem in Dee Rees’ “An Uncivil War”

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Two years after Carey Mulligan played a burgeoning feminist activist in Sarah Gavron’s women’s rights drama “Suffragette” comes word that she’ll portray one of the most famous feminists of all time. Variety reports that the Oscar-nominated actress will play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War,” a drama that re-teams her with “Mudbound” helmer Dee Rees. Julianne Moore is also portraying Steinem in an upcoming pic, Julie Taymor’s “My Life on the Road.” That’s right — we have two women-directed Steinem-inspired films to look forward to.

Slated for production in March 2018, “An Uncivil War” focuses on “efforts by feminist activist and journalist Steinem, lawyer and activist Florynce Kennedy, and others to ratify the Era, while conservative organizer Phyllis Schlafly advocates against it,” the source details. “The Era was written to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, and although it passed both houses of Congress in 1972 and was submitted to the state legislatures for ratification, it fell short of enactment after receiving 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications.” Rees has adapted the script, originally penned by David Kukoff (“Campus Confidential”).

FilmNation Entertainment is fully financing “An Uncivil War” and producing along with Peter Heller (“Dreamland”).

Mulligan and Rees’ previous collaboration, “Mudbound,” hits theaters and Netflix November 17. Rees’ critically acclaimed follow-up to “Bessie” scored the biggest deal out of Sundance this January. The multi-perspective Southern epic follows two men as they return home from WWII: Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) and Jamie (Garrett Hedlund). The former is black and the latter is white, and while they bond over their shared experiences abroad, they are welcomed back to very different circumstances in the United States. Mulligan plays Jamie’s sister-in-law.

Rees is signed on to direct an adaptation of Joan Didion’s 1996 best-seller “The Last Thing He Wanted,” a political thriller about a Washington Post journalist who becomes involved in the world of arms dealing.

In 2010 Mulligan received an Oscar nomination for Lone Scherfig’s “An Education.” Her upcoming projects include “On the Other Side,” a drama about the experiences of real-life Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb, and “Collateral,” a BBC miniseries helmed by S.J. Clarkson (“Jessica Jones”) that’s being described as “a modern-day state of the nation project.”

“The hunger for female-driven stories is there,” Mulligan has told us. “You just have to make the films. This shock over how these films do so well is a bit tired now. Jennifer Lawrence can open movies like any male star.”

Carey Mulligan to Play Gloria Steinem in Dee Rees’ “An Uncivil War” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?

Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?
Mudbound” had hit a raw nerve. On the afternoon Dee Rees’ operatic drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it was met with rapturous reviews and Oscar buzz. Surely, distributors would be duking it out for the rights to the picture with a sprawling cast, led by Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell and Jason Clarke.

Yet as the evening wore on, a bidding war never materialized for the epic about race and poverty in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. “I’m surprised it didn’t sell that first night,” Rees says over a recent breakfast with Variety. “Wait, what the f—? It’s undeniable. The audience is into it. What happened?” Her producers told her that maybe buyers wanted to load up on comedies first. Days passed. “Then, at some point, the rationales fall away,” recalls Rees.

Although there were a few initial offers, they were much lower than the film’s
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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series

‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series
With the premiere of “Marvel’s The Defenders,” fans of the Netflix/Marvel universe are finally getting the “Avengers”-style unification of four superpowered series — but don’t expect that to happen all at once. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist all live in the same New York City, they all come from very different shows.

“In the story we took our time, each person introducing the audience to their own worlds,” showrunner Marco Ramirez told IndieWire. “We made sure that we really honor the fact that they all existed independently before they start coming together.”

Read More:‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: The Key ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Episodes to Watch First

That’s why it was important to find the right director, someone capable of capturing not just the unique natures of each character, but their basic aesthetics. And the
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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series

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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: How One Director Overcame the Challenge of Uniting Four Very Different Series
With the premiere of “Marvel’s The Defenders,” fans of the Netflix/Marvel universe are finally getting the “Avengers”-style unification of four superpowered series — but don’t expect that to happen all at once. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist all live in the same New York City, they all come from very different shows.

“In the story we took our time, each person introducing the audience to their own worlds,” showrunner Marco Ramirez told IndieWire. “We made sure that we really honor the fact that they all existed independently before they start coming together.”

Read More:‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: The Key ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Episodes to Watch First

That’s why it was important to find the right director, someone capable of capturing not just the unique natures of each character, but their basic aesthetics. And the
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Exclusive Interview: Makeup artist Sarit Klein discusses Marvel’s The Defenders

Tai Freligh interviews The Defenders makeup artist Sarit Klein

Sarit Klein is a make-up department head for TV and film, known for her work on films like The Smurfs, When in Rome and Descent, and many popular television shows like Nurse Jackie, Necessary Roughness and Unforgettable. Most recently she has been the go-to makeup person for all the original Marvel series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, and for the upcoming The Defenders. We asked her about doing makeup for all these different shows and how she kept it all straight when combining the different shows into The Defenders, television’s version of The Avengers.

Let’s start with Daredevil. He gets the crap kicked out of him on a regular basis. How do you create realistic bruises and gashes, especially in the facial area?

We try to stay away from the “beauty zone,” the
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Here’s Why the Four Defenders Don’t Meet in the Premiere Episode

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Here’s Why the Four Defenders Don’t Meet in the Premiere Episode
Beware of spoilers for the first episode of “The Defenders” below! Netflix’s newest foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is “The Defenders,” which features heroes Jessica Jones (Kristyn Ritter), Matt Murdoch/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), teaming up to fight the evil crime organization known as The Hand. Also Read: Watch 'Marvel's The Defenders' Trailer (Video) But the four heroes — who each have their own show on Netflix — don’t meet up until well in to episode two of the first season. Director and executive producer S.J. Clarkson said this was a purposeful move.
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‘The Defenders’ Director on Being a Woman in a Man-Heavy Genre: ‘I Don’t Know Any Other Way’

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‘The Defenders’ Director on Being a Woman in a Man-Heavy Genre: ‘I Don’t Know Any Other Way’
When it comes to being a woman in a male-dominated field, it helps to just, well, forget about it. Patty Jenkins has been the epicenter of buzz coming from “Wonder Woman” — the all-time highest-grossing live action film directed by a woman. But she isn’t the only female directing superheroes these days. Enter S.J. Clarkson, the director of the first two episodes of Netflix’s “The Defenders” and also an executive producer for the show — which merges the stories of four Marvel heroes: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock (Daredevil) and Danny Rand (Iron Fist). Clarkson told TheWrap during a recent interview.
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‘The Defenders’: Cinematic Episode 1 Premieres at Comic-Con in Marvel Panel Full of Surprises

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‘The Defenders’: Cinematic Episode 1 Premieres at Comic-Con in Marvel Panel Full of Surprises
Marvel likes to catch people off guard, which it more than did today at Comic-Con with its highly anticipated event series “The Defenders.” After a short panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb, featuring the massive cast of the Marvel crossover event, the actors “goaded” him into screening the first full episode of the series, which premieres August 18 on Netflix.

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Before the screening, Loeb announced that “Iron Fist” was renewed for Season 2, and brought out “The Punisher” star Jon Bernthal to preview a clip from the upcoming “Daredevil” spinoff, one which featured Frank Castle in full-on vengeance mode, with no shortage of blood spilt.

“Frank’s very much in my heart,” Bernthal said. “I’m eternally grateful to get another crack at him.

Then, it was “Defenders” time. Developed by
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‘The Defenders’: Cinematic Episode 1 Premieres at Comic-Con in Marvel Panel Full of Surprises

‘The Defenders’: Cinematic Episode 1 Premieres at Comic-Con in Marvel Panel Full of Surprises
Marvel likes to catch people off guard, which it more than did today at Comic-Con with its highly anticipated event series “The Defenders.” After a short panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb, featuring the massive cast of the Marvel crossover event, the actors “goaded” him into screening the first full episode of the series, which premieres August 18 on Netflix.

Read More‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch’s Short Film, The Cast Reacts to Dougie, and More Highlights From Comic-Con

Before the screening, Loeb announced that “Iron Fist” was renewed for Season 2, and brought out “The Punisher” star Jon Bernthal to preview a clip from the upcoming “Daredevil” spinoff, one which featured Frank Castle in full-on vengeance mode, with no shortage of blood spilt.

“Frank’s very much in my heart,” Bernthal said. “I’m eternally grateful to get another crack at him.

Then, it was “Defenders” time. Developed by
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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: Watch the Action-Packed Comic-Con Trailer That Even Makes Iron Fist Look Cool

‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: Watch the Action-Packed Comic-Con Trailer That Even Makes Iron Fist Look Cool
Marvel’s big crimefighting quartet is ready to punch through your TV.

The Defenders,” the anticipated team-up between Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) premieres in less than a month. At the show’s Comic-Con panel, Marvel and Netflix released a first their latest look at what audiences can expect.

Read More ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ Look Ready to Crack Some Skulls in Stylish New Poster

This preview of the team and their fight against mysterious supervillain supergroup The Hand also showcases some of the show’s new characters, including Sigourney Weaver as season big bad Alexandra. “The Defenders” will also bring back favorites from the four individual series, like Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), Matt Murdock associates Karen Page and Foggy Nelson (Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson), mandatory Marvel cameo artist Stan Lee and IndieWire’s favorite crazy whitefella Scott Glenn.
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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: Watch the Action-Packed Comic-Con Trailer That Even Makes Iron Fist Look Cool

‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: Watch the Action-Packed Comic-Con Trailer That Even Makes Iron Fist Look Cool
Marvel’s big crimefighting quartet is ready to punch through your TV.

The Defenders,” the anticipated team-up between Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) premieres in less than a month. At the show’s Comic-Con panel, Marvel and Netflix released a first their latest look at what audiences can expect.

Read More ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ Look Ready to Crack Some Skulls in Stylish New Poster

This preview of the team and their fight against mysterious supervillain supergroup The Hand also showcases some of the show’s new characters, including Sigourney Weaver as season big bad Alexandra. “The Defenders” will also bring back favorites from the four individual series, like Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), Matt Murdock associates Karen Page and Foggy Nelson (Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson), mandatory Marvel cameo artist Stan Lee and IndieWire’s favorite crazy whitefella Scott Glenn.
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Carey Mulligan to Topline and Produce Film About Vietnam War Reporter Kate Webb

Carey Mulligan in “Drive”: FilmDistrict

Carey Mulligan has booked her next role. The Oscar-nominated actress will topline “On the Other Side,” a drama about the experiences of real-life Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mulligan is also set to produce the film, which will begin production in spring 2018.

“On the Other Side” will see Mulligan portray Webb, “a trailblazing journalist for Upi [United Press International] who would pave the way for all the female war correspondents that came after her,” THR details. The film is based on Webb’s book “On the Other Side: 23 Days with the Vietcong,” an autobiographical account of the three weeks she was held in captivity.

Topic, a First Look Media entertainment studio, will co-produce and finance the film. Also producing are Picture FilmsMargot Hand (Reed Morano’s “Meadowland”) and Ebm Productions’ Edet Belzberg (“Children Underground”). Annie Marter and Adam Pincus are overseeing the project for Topic. No word on a writer or director yet.

“I’m so excited to bring Kate Webb’s remarkable story to the screen,” Mulligan said in a statement. “Her integrity, curiosity about the unknown, and tenacity set her apart from many other journalists of her time and ultimately saved her life. In a world of increasing division, I can’t think of a more relevant character to portray today — someone who’s very survival depended on her desire to understand the other side of the story, to obtain the truth, and to report it faithfully.”

Mulligan’s breakout project was Lone Scherfig’s “An Education,” in which she played Jenny Mellor, an intelligent but naive student embarking on an affair with an older man. The actress received an Academy Award nod and a BAFTA award for the role. Her recent credits include Sarah Gavron’s women’s rights drama “Suffragette,” “Far From the Madding Crowd,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

You can catch Mulligan next in Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” which follows two families — one black, one white — in the post-wwii South. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year, where Netflix acquired it for $12.5 million. It is expected to hit theaters this fall. Mulligan will also star as Di Kip Glaspie in “Collateral,” a BBC miniseries helmed by S.J. Clarkson (“Jessica Jones”), currently in pre-production.

“When will [the film industry] catch up with the fact that [women-centric] films do well? It’s just like what Cate Blanchett said at the Oscars. The hunger for female-driven stories is there. You just have to make the films,” Mulligan told Women and Hollywood while promoting “Suffragette” in 2015. “This shock over how these films do so well is a bit tired now. Jennifer Lawrence can open movies like any male star.”

Carey Mulligan to Topline and Produce Film About Vietnam War Reporter Kate Webb was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Nathaniel Martello-White Joins Cast Of Collateral Starring Carey Mulligan And Billie Piper

British actor, writer and director Nathaniel Martello-White (Misfits, Life Just Is, Guerrilla) has joined the cast of Collateral. Previously announced cast include Carey Mulligan, John Simm and Billie Piper.

Filming is currently underway on the gripping, high-octane thriller, set in present day London. From pre-eminent playwright David Hare, and commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, the four -part drama is set over the course of four days, and explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Acclaimed director Sj Clarkson will helm, and the series will be broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.

Nathaniel will next be seen playing activist ‘Dhari’ in the highly-anticipated Sky/Showtime six-part series Guerrilla, where he stars alongside Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Zawe Ashton, Wunmi Mosaku and Idris Elba. Written by Oscar winner John Ridley, who also directed three episodes,
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‘Guerrilla’ Actor Nathaniel Martello-White Joins Carey Mulligan Thriller ‘Collateral’ (Exclusive)

‘Guerrilla’ Actor Nathaniel Martello-White Joins Carey Mulligan Thriller ‘Collateral’ (Exclusive)
Rising British actor Nathaniel Martello-White has joined the cast of BBC drama “Collateral” in a lead role opposite Carey Mulligan. The actor and playwright joins Mulligan, John Simm, Billie Piper and Nicola Walker in the four-part thriller, which marks the first original series from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter David Hare.

Written and created by Hare, “Collateral” is a thriller set over four days in present-day London which explores the spiraling repercussions of a fatal shooting of a pizza-delivery man. It began shooting in London last week.

Martello-White features in a key role in Sky Atlantic and Showtime’s upcoming “Guerrilla,” which premieres in the U.K. on Thursday and in the U.S. next Monday. The actor plays activist Dhari, alongside Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Zawe Ashton, Wunmi Mosaku and Idris Elba.

Collateral” is directed by S.J. Clarkson. It is co-produced by The Forge and Netflix for BBC Two. The four-part series will air later this year
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Filming begins on 'Collateral' starring Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper and John Simm

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Filming begins on 'Collateral' starring Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper and John Simm
Trio set to appear in BBC Two thriller from renowned playwright David Hare.

Filming has begun on BBC Two mini-series Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan and written by renowned playwright David Hare.

The Oscar-nominated actress is joined in the cast by John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper.

Sj Clarkson (Love Nina, Toast) will direct the four-part drama, which started shooting this week.

Hare is writing the script and producing, alongside Clarkson, Lucy Richer for the BBC and George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge.

The series was commissioned by Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, and is co-produced by The Forge and Netflix.

Set in present day London, the plot revolves around the repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man.

Mulligan plays the detective inspector investigating the crime, Simm is a politician embroiled in a scandal and Piper his unpredictable ex-girlfriend.

Hare’s stage
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Full Cast Announced for Thriller Series ‘Collateral’ Starring Carey Mulligan

Full cast and details have been revealed for the upcoming BBC Two thriller series “Collateral,” starring Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan and co-produced by Netflix. John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper have joined Mulligan in the new four-part drama, which marks the first original series from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter David Hare.

Written and created by Hare, “Collateral” is set over four days in present-day London and explores the spiraling consequences of the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. The series began filming in London this week.

“I’ve been writing drama for the BBC since 1973, but this is my first original series. I’m thrilled that it has such a stunningly gifted cast,” said Hare.

Mulligan will play a single-minded detective who refuses to accept the shooting as a random act of violence and is determined to discover if there is a darker truth beneath it. The BAFTA-winning actress previously worked with Hare on the 2014 revival
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The Defenders Set For August Premiere On Netflix

Thanks to a cheeky teaser, we now know the official premiere date for The Defenders, Marvel and Netflix’s long-anticipated team-up series that gathers the finest heroes of Harlem and Hell’s Kitchen. Spoilers: it’s August 18th.

Framed as a CCTV recording of Midland Circle Security Elevator B – pay close attention to the timestamp in the top-right corner – here we see Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Mike Colter’s Luke Cage infiltrating what looks to be Midland Circle’s HQ. The elevator music is perfectly juxtaposed with our haggard heroes, who look to have engaged in one of Marvel’s signature corridor fight scenes. It also lines up with previous story rumors suggesting that The Defenders would stumble upon Midland Circle of their own volition, and though it’s far from certain at this early stage, this shared elevator ride could well be one of the first times that Daredevil and Co.
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Jessica Jones Season 2 Reportedly Enters Production In NYC

Krysten Ritter had only just hung up the leather jacket after wrapping principal photography on The Defenders two weeks ago, but according to a report unearthed by McU Exchange, the actress is gearing up to hit the streets of NYC once more to film Jessica Jones season 2.

Citing a source from On Location Vacations, the outlet notes that a couple of New York City’s streets – namely Broadway and West 101st Street – have been earmarked as filming locations, indicating that the cameras are about to start rolling very soon. What lends credence to this tidbit is the fact that those same locations were used throughout the course of Jessica Jones season 1, specifically those scenes involving Alias Investigations and the exterior shots of Jessica’s apartment. Filming in the Big Apple tends to draw the crowds, particularly for a superhero project on the level of Jessica Jones (see: The Punisher and
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Carey Mulligan to Star in BBC Miniseries Directed by S.J. Clarkson

Carey Mulligan in “Suffragette

Carey Mulligan is teaming up with another woman director. Two months after her latest film, Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” premiered at Sundance comes word that the Oscar nominee will star in “Collateral,” a BBC miniseries helmed by S.J. Clarkson. Deadline broke the news.

Described as “a modern-day state of the nation project which takes place over four days,” “Collateral” is penned by David Hare (“Denial”) and will begin production in April.

Mudbound,” Rees’ follow-up to her Emmy-nominated TV Movie “Bessie,” earned rave reviews at Sundance and scored the the biggest deal at the fest. Netflix shelled out $12.5 million for the drama, set in the post-wwii South. The film centers on two families “pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad,” Deadline previously summarized. Along with Mulligan, the cast includes Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), Mary J. Blige (“The Wiz Live!”), Rob Morgan (“Stranger Things”), Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), and Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”).

Mulligan received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for her role in “An Education,” a coming-of-age story about a precocious teen directed by Lone Scherfig. She most recently appeared in Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette,” a period drama that depicts British women’s fight for voting rights.

“When will [the film industry] catch up with the fact that [women-centric] films do well? It’s just like what Cate Blanchett said at the Oscars. The hunger for female-driven stories is there. You just have to make the films,” Mulligan told Women and Hollywood while promoting “Suffragette.” “This shock over how these films do so well is a bit tired now. Jennifer Lawrence can open movies like any male star.”

Clarkson’s directing credits include episodes of “Jessica Jones,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “House,” “Dexter,” and Netflix’s upcoming superhero ensemble series “The Defenders.”

Carey Mulligan to Star in BBC Miniseries Directed by S.J. Clarkson was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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