Helen Hunt is set to star in the inspirational true story indie drama “The Surrogate” reports Variety.
Set in the late 80s, John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”) plays a polio victim who lived most of his life in an iron lung paralyzed from the neck down. Despite this he had a strong spirit and friendships with nurses, caregivers and a hip priest.
Hunt will play a sex surrogate whom he hires to take his virginity. She herself goes through her own challenges including explaining her career to her 12-year-old son. Rhea Perlman also stars.
Veteran TV helmer Ben Lewin is writing and directing the film while Stephen Nemeth and Doug Blake will produce.