Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Series about Emily Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Series about Emily Dickinson

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On Monday, Apple released the first trailer for its original series about the life of famous poet Emily Dickinson. The coming-of-age story set in 19th-century America starring Hailee Steinfeld “will explore the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of the young poet.” “I have one purpose,” Steinfeld says in the new trailer, “and that is to become a great writer.”   Image Via DailyMail   Apple’s series reimagines Dickinson as a rebellious, party-girl type with aspirations of literary fame and fortune. The trailer takes a light-hearted tone that’s much different from the kind of atmosphere much of …

Hailee Steinfeld To Star in Comedy About Emily Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld To Star in Comedy About Emily Dickinson

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It looks like this 1830s poet is getting her own modern TV comedy show! Apple has given a straight-to-series order for the Massachusetts poet known as Emily Dickinson.    It will be a half-hour comedy called Dickinson that will star Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2, True Grit) in her first-ever title role as Emily Dickinson. The show is written and executive-produced by Alena Smith and will be a comedic look into Dickinson’s life. It will explore the limitations of society, family and gender in the 19th century from the view of a poet who doesn’t fit into her own time period.  …