Michelle Williams to Star in Amazon Studios’ “This is Jane”

Michelle Williams at the "I Feel Pretty" film premiere, Los Angeles, 17 Apr 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9635168gg)

Michelle Williams is set to star in the Amazon Studios movie This is Jane, which is a historical drama that follows women who provided abortion services when it was illegal.

The movie is based on a book written by Laura Kaplan titled “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service,” which follows women before the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.

Between 1968 and 1973, they helped more than 11,000 women by providing them with safe though illegal abortions. They also provided other women with health education and emotional support.

Williams assumes the role of Jane Founders, who is known as Jenny.

She has previously received award nominations for her roles in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, My Week with Marilyn and Manchester by the Sea.

She is currently starring alongside Amy Schumer in the STX comedy I Feel Pretty and opposite Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in the Ruben Fleischer-directed Spider-Man spinoff Venom, which will open on October 5th.