Anna Paquin has signed on to play Nancy Montgomery in Netflix’s six-hour miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace”.
Halfire Entertainment and CBC will also produce the true story tale of Grace Marks, poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in 1843. She and stable hand James McDermott were convicted of murdering their employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper and lover Nancy Montgomery.
Mary Harron (“American Psycho “) directs and Sarah Polley (“Take This Waltz”) penned the script for the project which began shooting in Ontario this week. Polley and D.J. Carson will produce.