'Women Talking' adaptation takes shape

Some big names are attached to the film adaptation of Miriam Toews’ most recent novel, Women Talking. Deadline.com reported in December 2020 that Frances McDormand, known for her Academy Award-winning work in the films Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will produce and star in the adaptation. Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley, an Oscar nominee herself, will direct. The film’s release date has not been announced. Women Talking follows a group of women in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men. To coincide with the book’s publication in 2018, Canadian Mennonite published a four-part series about the real-life events that inspired the book.

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Frances McDormand, pictured in 2015, will star in the film adaptation of Women Talking. (McDormand photo by Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV)

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