Janelle Monáe has been cast in the Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias: A Life on the Road.
According to Deadline, Monae has joined a cast that includes Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander playing the feminist and social-political activist at various stages of her life.
Julie Taymor is directing the film, which is based on Steinem’s memoir. Alex Saks is producing the movie through his Fifty-Four Pictures, along with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem and Amy Richards are executive producing.
Monae will be playing Dorothy Pitman Hughes, the women’s and civil rights activist that co-founded Ms. Magazine with Steinem.
In related news, Monae has been also cast in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp. She has also been added to the cast of Fox Searchlight’s upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic titled Harriet.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, who has acted in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, has also signed Robert Zemeckis-directed fantasy Welcome to Marwen.
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