A feminist legend such as Gloria Steinem deserves a biopic where she’s portrayed by someone extremely talented, powerful and brave – and that’s exactly what she’s going to get. Alicia Vikander just joined fellow Oscar winner Julianne Moore in the upcoming biopic about the gender equality champion.
This exciting project is based on Steinem’s memoir My Life on the Road, published in 2015. It will serve as a coming-of-age account of her blossoming into a feminist icon, framed through stories of experiences she encountered while traveling the world.
Julie Taymor, the Oscar-nominated director behind Frida, will be in charge of bringing her story to life. Her adaptation of My Life on the Road will be based on the script by Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl.
Alicia Vikander will play Steinem during her formative years, but she won’t be the only one in charge of portraying this reluctant spokesperson of the feminist movement. Julianne Moore was cast as the older version of the character about a year ago, and we’re sure both actresses will give all they’ve got to tell the tale of one of the most inspiring leaders in the world.