Protagonist has closed a raft of international pre-sales on women’s rights drama Call Jane, which as we revealed pre-market will star Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Kate Mara (The Martian) and Rupert Friend.
Snd has acquired the film for France, Paradiso for Benelux, and Sun/Diamond for Latin America, Spain and Portugal, with further deals closed in South Korea (Noori), Poland (M2), Israel (Forum Films), Turkey (Mars), Middle East (Front Row), Bulgaria (Btv), Romania (Daro), Ex Yugoslavia (McF), and Greece and Cyprus (Spentzos).
Carol scribe Phyllis Nagy will direct the feature in which Banks will play Joy, a traditional 1960s housewife who unexpectedly falls pregnant. She then finds the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Weaver). The group