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Hailee Steinfeld to Play Emily Dickinson for New Apple Series

Steinfeld has been cast as Emily Dickinson in the newly ordered Apple series Dickinson, about the American author’s coming-of-age years. It’s being billed as a comedy that “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,” and will be set in the 1800s with a “modern sensibility and tone.”

Link to our thread on A Quiet Passion, the Cynthia Nixon-starring Dickinson biopic.

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While I don't idolize Emily Dickinson, I don't have a good feeling about this. Why can't she just be an oddball 19th century girl named Emily Jones?

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8 hours ago, BethR said:

While I don't idolize Emily Dickinson, I don't have a good feeling about this. Why can't she just be an oddball 19th century girl named Emily Jones?

I'm feeling similarly. Of course, after the drearily pious A Quiet Passion, this might be a more interesting take.

My own conviction is that they should just not make movies or TV shows about poets. No one ever gets it right.

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15 hours ago, NBooth said:

I'm feeling similarly. Of course, after the drearily pious A Quiet Passion, this might be a more interesting take.

My own conviction is that they should just not make movies or TV shows about poets. No one ever gets it right.

I do like Hailee Steinfeld. As for movies (at least) about poets, I'd make an exception for Bright Star, which was quite good with Keats. But that's the only success I can think of.

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I need to rewatch Bright Star. You're the third or fourth person in as many months that I've seen praise it.

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