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Cynthia Nixon Will Play Emily Dickinson in New Biopic

September 13, 2012

Cynthia Nixon has been cast to play the role of Emily Dickinson. Blair Stover has all the details below.

The actress, known for her role as Miranda from “Sex and the City’ will be cast to play the role of Emily Dickinson, in ‘ A Quiet Passion” as the American.

The biopic focuses on Dickinson’s development from a precocious schoolgirl to the tormented recluse she is so well known as being. Dickinson holds true as one of the best poets in American history and that is the reason Terence Davies saw fit to cast her for the role. Of the author’s more than 1000 poems written at that time, only seven were published.

The script for ‘A Quiet Passion’ was also written by Terence Davies (‘The Deep Blue Sea’), and he will also take over as director on this project. ”I wrote the screenplay with Cynthia in my head”, Davies tells the Hollywood Reporter. ”It was the kind of dream cast, which you hope for. I never for a moment thought that my wishes would not come true. Cynthia has such a strong feeling for her work and now she’s our Emily Dickinson. I am very happy.”

Nixon knew immediately that she wanted to embody the famous poet. ” When I read that Terence had written me into the character, he had done so beautifully on paper,” said the 46-year-old. ”Emily Dickinson and Terence’s words fit together somehow and create a heady elixir. When I put the script in my hand, I knew that it is a story in which I simply must share.”

Nixon was last in the U.S. series “World Without End” and “30 Rock”. In May, she and her longtime partner, Christine Marinoni, tied the knot. The two women have been together since 2004.


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