Elizabeth Banks has found its new role and dare we say it: it will crush it. the love and mercy the star signed to join the filmmaker Christine Jeff‘ production, A mistake in the lead role. In addition to directing the feature film, Jeffs also adapted the screenplay for the novel of the same name by carl shucker. With plenty of credits under their two belts, Jeffs and Banks are going to knock this female forward story out of the park.
A mistake centers on the world of Elizabeth Taylor (Banks), a surgeon who has had to fight tooth and nail to navigate the misogynistic and male-dominated profession. Incredibly talented and strong-willed, Dr. Taylor made a name for herself and became the only female consultant at her hospital. Things change for the accomplished professional when one day, a complication during a surgical intervention leads to the death of a patient. Reeling from the guilt of the incident, the situation is further aggravated by the harassment of his colleagues and the public who are informed of the incident from the surgery due to a new hospital policy. She’s made her way through medical school, years of residency, and the peak of her career, but will Dr. Taylor be able to follow through on her mistake?
Known for playing terrifically well-written female leads and directing others, it seems like Banks can do it all. From his eccentric portrayal of The hunger Games‘ Effie Trinket at her dramatic performance as Melinda Ledbetter in the Brian Wilson biopic, love and mercyand even her starring role of laughing out loud in walk of shame, Banks’ skills have crossed several genres where she always comes out shining. She’ll be the perfect person to put on the smocks of the desperate surgeon who fought against the patriarchy only to end up struggling to keep everything she’s won. Next, Banks will be seen in the comedy-drama, Call Janewhere she will play opposite Sigourney Weaver. We can also expect to hear more about a comedy film she is working on titled, The bubble cap, which has just completed production. As you might have guessed, it will center around the 90s craze and also star Zach Galifinakis and Sarah Snook. His third directorial feature, a thriller titled cocaine bearalso just landed a release date of February 24, 2023.
As for A mistakeThe Jeffs director has been a revered name in Hollywood since her first film, Raintook the Cannes Film Festival by storm in 2001. She is also the mind and eye behind dark comedy-drama, Sun protectionwhich snagged a Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. This project will mark Jeffs’ return to making movies – and we can’t wait to see what she does with it!
Right now, A mistake did not announce a release date.
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