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Sarah Polley adapting Margaret Atwood crime novel for Netflix series

21 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Canadian actor turned writer and director will adapt Atwood’s 1996 book, Alias Grace, into a miniseries, with American Psycho’s Mary Harron directing

Netflix has teamed with Sarah Polley (director of Away From Her) and Mary Harron (American Psycho) for a new true-crime series, based on a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, about convicted murderer Grace Marks. Polley, who last directed the acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell, will write and produce the six-hour miniseries, with Harron on board as director.

Alias Grace, bearing the same title as Atwood’s 1996 book, will tell the story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in upper Canada, who along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper. Marks was eventually exonerated after 30 years, while McDermott was hanged for the crimes.

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Sarah Polley adapting Margaret Atwood crime novel for Netflix series

21 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Canadian actor turned writer and director will adapt Atwood’s 1996 book, Alias Grace, into a miniseries, with American Psycho’s Mary Harron directing

Netflix has teamed with Sarah Polley (director of Away From Her) and Mary Harron (American Psycho) for a new true-crime series, based on a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, about convicted murderer Grace Marks. Polley, who last directed the acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell, will write and produce the six-hour miniseries, with Harron on board as director.

Alias Grace, bearing the same title as Atwood’s 1996 book, will tell the story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in upper Canada, who along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer and his housekeeper. Marks was eventually exonerated after 30 years, while McDermott was hanged for the crimes.

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Alias Grace Picked Up by Netflix with Sarah Polley and Mary Harron on Board

21 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Fans of crime drama, prepare to get excited. Netflix continues on its streak of original productions with a mini-series adaptation of Alias Grace, the best-selling novel by world-renowned author Margaret Atwood. Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Stories We Tell) will write and produce, and Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) is set to direct. The novel is based on the 19th century true story of Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant who worked in Upper Canada (now Ontario) as a domestic servant. She and another servant, James McDermott, were convicted of the murders of of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. McDermott was hanged for the crime, while Marks spent 30 years in prison. It was one of the most...

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Sarah Polley Begins Shooting 6-Hour Miniseries ‘Alias Grace’ This Summer

16 May 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a movie from Sarah Polley. The actress turned filmmaker made her mark with 2006’s “Away From Her,” followed it up with the underrated relationship/break up movie “Take This Waltz,” and the delivered the personal and deeply moving documentary “Stories We Tell.” That was four years ago. But […]

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Reconstruction in ‘Stories We Tell,’ Mankiewicz Documentary, Rooftop Films 2016 Line-Up, and More

2 May 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

NYC’s Rooftop Films have announced their 2016 summer slate including Weiner, Cameraperson, The Fits, Hunt For the Wilderpeople, and more.

Watch a video essay on reconstruction and truth in Sarah Polley‘s Stories We Tell:

New York Times‘ A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis discuss the state of cinema:

Seen any good movies lately? Seen any movies? Chances are you have — but maybe not in an actual theater. Americans used to adore going out to the movies, but that love has been on the rocks for decades. Once, the rival was television. Maybe it still is given that so much more of what’s produced specifically for the »

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