Claire Danes to Star in Temple Grandin Biopic

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HBO’s long-gestating Temple Grandin project is moving forward, with Claire Danes in negotiations to star and Mick Jackson set to direct the biopic, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Grandin, one of the leading speakers on autism, overcame the limitations imposed by the disorder to become one of the top scientists in humane livestock handling.

Danes will play Grandin from her high school years to her post-academic period.

Christopher Monger wrote the script, and an October start date in Austin is being eyed.

Emily Gerson Saines, Gil Bellows, Anthony Edwards, Dante Di Loreto, Paul Lister and Allison Owen are executive producing, while Scott Ferguson serves as producer.