According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Cynthia Nixon has signed on to play Emily Dickinson in an upcoming biopic helmed by Terrence Davies, titled 'A Quiet Passion.' Davies told THR: "I wrote the screenplay with Cynthia in mind. It was the kind of dream casting you hope for. I never, for a moment, imagined my wishes would materialize. Cynthia has such a strong feeling for the work -- and now she is our Emily Dickinson. I’m over the moon."
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Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon recently starred in MTC's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play WIT by Margaret Edson. The actresss won a Tony Award for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole. Her other stage credits include Distracted, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Women, and her remarkable simultaneous Broadway performances in Hurlyburly and The Real Thing.
Nixon earned her first Emmy as ‘Miranda Hobbes' in the iconic HBO series "Sex and the City," and a second Emmy for her guest starring role on "Law & Order: SVU." She can be seen in Showtime's critically acclaimed series "The Big C" opposite Laura Linney.