I was really excited to learn that Eileen Whitfield’s wonderful biography on the life and career of Mary Pickford has been bought by Poverty Row Entertainment for an upcoming biopic. Pickford was a woman ahead of her time, she had an amazing life and career and she deserves to have her story told on screen.
Of course, the benchmark film in this genre is Chaplin (1992), starring Robert Downey Jr. One of the best biopics ever made!
Congratulations to everyone involved!
Actress, Jill Clayburgh and playwright, David Rabe’s daughter, Lily Rabe (above) will play Mary Pickford in the yet to be titled film.