Miss Macy: Jean Smart to star in Amblin’s Trisha Mitchell Coburn biopic
According to Deadline, Amblin Partners is in the process of developing a new biographical drama film titled Miss Macy with three-time Emmy winner Jean Smart attached to lead. Set to be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, The Girl on the Train), the film will center around the real-life story of Trisha Mitchell Coburn.
The film will follow the story of a young small-town girl from Alabama as she meets her mentor in the form of Miss Macy, who has plucked her out from her unhappy home life to attend the Miss Macy charm school. The titular mentor will be portrayed by Smart as she is being described as an eccentric woman who will help bring young Trisha towards the path of becoming a successful model.
The project will be penned by Pulitzer Prize winner and Oscar nominee Beth Henley, who is known for her work in Crimes of the Heart and Nobody’s Fool. It will be produced by Tate Taylor, Denise Di Novi, and Margaret French Isaac with Smart, Mitchell Coburn, John Norris, and Angeliki Giannakopoulos serving as executive producers.
Smart first gained recognition through her role as Lana Gardener in NBC’s Frasier sitcom which had earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also appeared in a number of series such as 24, Fargo, Legion, and the most recent one in HBO’s limited series Watchmen where she played the role of Laurie Blake. She will next be seen in HBO Max’s Superintelligence opposite Melissa McCarthy; and HBO’s forthcoming limited series Mare of Easttown starring alongside Kate Winslet and Evan Peters.
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