Millicent Simmonds & Rachel Brosnahan To Play Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan In Wash Westmoreland Drama — AFM

Millicent Simmonds & Rachel Brosnahan To Play Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan In Wash Westmoreland Drama — AFM
Director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) has tapped rising star Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), to star in Helen & Teacher about famous Deafblind activist Hellen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her committed yet controlling translator and companion.

Simmonds, who will star as Keller, is in fact a distant cousin of the author and disability rights advocate.

Set during the early 1900’s, the movie will follow Keller’s tumultuous time at Radcliffe College of Harvard University when her rapidly expanding worldview and sexual awakening brings her into direct conflict with the more conservative Sullivan. When Ms. Sullivan is courted by the young and brilliant publisher, John Macy, tensions escalate between the two women threatening the bonds of their friendship.

Cornerstone will handle international sales and distribution and will commence sales at next month’s American Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group and WME are overseeing the U.
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