Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld is set play one of the most renowned woman figures of the 19th century – American poet Emily Dickinson in a new comedy series for Apple titled “Dickinson”.

According to Deadline, the half-hour series has been given a straight-to-series order by Apple with a comedy twist which “explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view.”


Though set in the era of 1800s, the movie features a “modern sensibility and tone”, and is a coming-of-age story about a one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.

The series is written and executive produced by Alena Smith and directed by David Gordon Green of “Pineapple Express”.

Hailee Steinfeld is most known for her role in “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Pitch Perfect 3”. Her next upcoming film would be the “Transformers” spin-off, “Bumblebee”.

Sources: Deadline, Vulture

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