Mrs. America: Cate Blanxhett to Star in FX Series about Women’s Movement

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will star as conservative Phyllis Schlafly in the FX limited series, Mrs. America, about the modern history of the women’s movement.

“Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire” alum Dahvi Waller is spearheading the project for FX productions. Waller and Blanchett will exec produce alongside Stacey Sher and Coco Francini.

FX has ordered nine episodes with production to begin next year.

“Blanchett is one the great actors of our time — and we are truly honored to have her star in “Mrs. America,’ ” said FX CEO John Landgraf.  “We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures of the ‘70s for her opposition to and role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, which to this day has never been ratified. Dahvi Waller’s scripts are extraordinary, and I’m thrilled to re-unite with my former Jersey TV partner Stacey Sher, and commend her on assembling such a dynamic foursome of gifted, female, artist-producers to take on this timely story.“

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