Arquette in “Boyhood
is stepping behind the camera. Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning actress is set to make her feature debut with “Love Canal,” a drama based on “The Canal,” an upcoming documentary. She’s also among the project’s producers.
“Love Canal” will follow an “extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the ‘70s,” the source writes. “With no training or support, they got the President himself to move their families from homes built on lots where massive amounts of toxic chemicals had been dumped.” Brad Desch
(“Fathers & Daughters”) penned the script.
Arquette has previously directed for the small screen. She helmed two episodes of “Medium
,” a series she starred in from 2005–2011.
After winning an Oscar in 2015 for “Boyhood
,” Arquette said, “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” The feminist also sounded off on gender inequality in Kamala Lopez
’s 2016 doc “Equal Means Equal
,” an exploration of how women are treated in the U.S. today.
,” “Lost Highway
,” and “CSI: Cyber
” are among Arquette’s best-known credits. Her upcoming films include “Permanent
,” a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by “Hung
” creator Colette Burson
, and “The Bell Jar
,” Kirsten Dunst
’s feature debut.
For more information about the doc “Love Canal” is inspired by, check out “The Canal’s” crowdfunding page. The project is currently in post-production, according to IMDb.Patricia Arquette
to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Love Canal” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium
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