Steinfeld To Play Emily Dickinson For Apple

Apple has handed out a straight-to-series order for “Dickinson,” a new scripted comedy series from Anonymous Content.

Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (“Edge of Seventeen,” “Pitch Perfect 3”) will star as Emily Dickinson in the series which explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view.

Set in the 1800s, the series features a modern sensibility and tone and is described as Emily’s coming-of-age story. Michael Sugar, Ashley Zalta, Alex Goldstone, Darlene Hunt, David Gordon Green and Alena Smith will executive produce with Smith writing.

Steinfeld will next be seen as the female lead in “Transformers” spinoff “Bumblebee” opening in December.

Source: The Live Feed