Director Wash West Moreland (Still Alice.Has tapped the rising star. Militant seams. (Quiet place) And Rachel Brosnan. (Exquisite Mrs. Michelle.), To star. Helen and the teacher. About the famous Deaf Blind activists Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, she still has a controlling translator and partner.
Symonds, who will play Keller, is in fact a longtime cousin of the author and a disability rights lawyer.
The film, set in the early 1900s, will follow Keller’s tumultuous time at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, when his rapidly expanding worldview and sexual awareness brought him into direct conflict with the more conservative Sullivan. Will When Ms. Sullivan was honored by young and brilliant publisher John Macy, tensions between the two women escalated, jeopardizing their friendship.
Foundation-Stone It will handle international sales and distribution, and will begin selling in the US film market next month. UTA Independent Film Group and WME are overseeing US sales.
Helen and the teacher. Helen Keller, in consultation with the National Center for Youth and Adults team, is based on the original screenplay by Letitia McCluskey and West Moreland.
A Killer Films and Sugar 23 Productions, the film will be produced by Soki Chew. (Silence.And Pamela Koffler. (Carol). Victor Paul Wagenberg. (Collet) And Russia Posternick (Stoveway.The executive will do the production.
Principal photography is set to begin in the summer of 2022.
West Moreland had previously won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Quinceañera, And his film. Still Alice. Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Both films were recipients of the prestigious Humanitas Award for screenwriting.
Director Wash West Moreland commented: “Most people only know about Helen Keller’s story when she was a child. Helen & TeachAir will see him as a young adult when he developed a radical, world-changing political voice. Today, with some tic-tac-toe threads debating Helen Keller’s accomplishments and even her existence, it’s time to make a film that shows her relevance, her brilliance and her unbreakable spirit.
Foundation-StoneAllison Thompson and Mark Goder commented: “We look forward to re-introducing the most famous teacher-student relationship in modern history. Lifelong work on disability rights by these two notable women What better way to do this than with a talented creative team?
Symonds is represented by WME and the Circle of Confusion, CAA by Brosnan and Berlstein Entertainment Partners, Michaels of Vero and Sugar 23, and West Moreland UTA.