EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Timothy Hutton has joined Julie Taymor’s Gloria Steinem feature The Glorias: A Life on the Road. He will play the role of Leo Steinem, Gloria’s father. Julianne Moore plays Steinem, while Alicia Vikander will play the feminist icon at ages 20-40.
The movie, based on Steinem’s memoir, follows her journey to becoming a crusader for equal rights and her groundbreaking work as a journalist and campaigner. Bette Midler also stars as activist, lawyer and politician Bella Abzug, who along with other feminists such as Steinem, Shirley Chisholm and Betty Friedan founded the National Women’s Political Caucus. She went on to become a U.S. Representative. Janelle Monae stars as Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
Hutton can currently be seen in Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, a re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel. He received an Emmy nomination for his role on John Ridley’s critically praised ABC series American Crime, and also currently stars in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder opposite Viola Davis. Additionally, Hutton can be seen in the Amazon series Jack Ryan, opposite John Krasinski, as well as the Plan B feature Beautiful Boy with Steve Carell.
Hutton also starred in last year’s Ridley Scott feature All the Money in the World. He is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.
FilmNation is repping foreign sales on The Glorias. Taymor wrote the script with playwright Sarah Ruhl. Page Fifty-Four Pictures’ Alex Saks is producing with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem is executive producing alongside Amy Richards. Principal photography is underway in Savannah, GA.