Amazon Studios and Original Headquarters started principal photography on director Julia Hart’s I’m Your Woman this week in Pittsburgh. Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the title role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, stars in the original drama written by Hart and her husband, Jordan Horowitz. Horowitz and Brosnahan are producing.
The film co-stars Emmy nominated Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us, Luce), British actor Arinzé Kene (The Pass, Informer) and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs).
Set in America in the 1970s, I’m Your Woman revolves around Jean (Brosnahan) who must go on the run with her child due to her husband’s crimes. Their lives become intertwined with a man (Kene) and a woman (Blake), forming an unlikely partnership that teaches them more than just how to survive.
Rounding out the cast are Frankie Faison (The Village, Luke Cage), Marceline Hugot (Julie & Julia), and James McMenamin (Orange is the New Black).
“I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to make this movie with this genuinely wonderful cast and crew, and couldn’t be more excited to be doing it with Amazon Studios. Amazon has a proven track-record for telling bold, diverse and singular stories, and we’re thrilled to be included amongst them,” said director Julia Hart.
“Julia Hart is a brilliant filmmaker who has devoted herself to reinventing classic genres – in this case, the crime drama – from an excitingly original and distinctly female point of view. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her into the Amazon family, while continuing our creative partnership with Rachel Brosnahan as both actress and producer,” said Ted Hope, Co-Head of Movies, Amazon Studios.
Hart’s creative team includes director of photography Bryce Fortner (Stargirl, Ingrid Goes West), production designer Gae Buckley (Stargirl, Fast Color), costume designer Natalie O’Brien (Stargirl, Ingrid Goes West), and editor Tracey Wadmore-Smith (Stargirl, The Edge of Seventeen).
Hart is the co-founder (with her husband, producer & writer Jordan Horowitz) of the film and television production company Original Headquarters. Most recently, she directed and co-wrote (with Jordan Horowitz) Stargirl, starring Grace Vanderwall and based on the best-selling book by Jerry Spinelli, for Walt Disney Studios. Prior to that, she wrote and directed Fast Color, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, which is currently being developed as a series at Amazon Studios. Julia’s feature debut Miss Stevens, starring Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart and Rob Huebel, premiered in competition at SXSW 2016, where it won a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for star Lily Rabe. Her debut screenplay The Keeping Room landed on the 2012 Black List and was made into a feature directed by Daniel Barber and starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Sam Worthington. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and was released by Drafthouse Films.
Rachel Brosnahan won an Emmy, two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance as “Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel” in Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and, this year, earned another Emmy Nomination for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series’. The show will return for a third season premiering December 6th.
She recently concluded production on Ironbark, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and has also been seen in films such as Patriots Day, Burn Country, The Finest Hours, Louder Than Bombs, and Beautiful Creatures. On television, she is known for her breakout role as “Rachel Posner” in Netflix’s House of Cards, which earned her an Emmy nomination. She also starred in two seasons of the critically-acclaimed WGN series Manhattan.
Brosnahan is repped by CAA, Brillstein Partners, Schreck Rose Dapello and Adams, and Wolf Kasteler. Hart is repped by Jamie Feldman at Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman Clark, and Ida Ziniti and Risa Gertner at CAA.