Julianne Moore to Play Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem in ‘My Life on the Road’

Academy Award winning actress Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem in “My Life on the Road,” according to Deadline.

The biopic from June Pictures is based on Steinem’s memoir of her life as a journalist and feminist activist. Her journalism career spanned nearly four decades with her work appearing in New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and others. In 1972, she co-founded the feminist magazine Ms. She became politically active, and has long championed the rights of women.

Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 2014 film, “Still Alice.” It was her fifth nomination. She was nominated for “Boogie Nights” and “The End of the Affair.” In 2003, she was double nominated for her supporting performance in “The Hours” and her leading role in “Far From Heaven.” This year, she starred in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “Suburbicon,” and soon-to-be-released “Wonderstruck.”

“My Life on the Road” will be directed by Julie Taymor. She directed notable films including “Across the Universe” and “Tempest.” In 2002, she directed the six-time Oscar nominated film “Frida.” That film won two Oscars, and earned Taymor a nomination for co-writing the original song, “Burn it Blue.”

Playwright Sarah Ruhl is writing the screenplay. She has received two Pulitzer nominations and a Tony nomination for her work, most notably for the 2009 play, “In the Next Room.”

June Pictures was founded in 2016 by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks. They have produced several titles this year, including possible awards contender “The Florida Project.” They are also the company behind “Thoroughbreds,” which was a hit at Sundance and will be in theaters in March.

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