A Quiet Place franchise star Millicent Simmonds is set to star as famed deaf, blind and disability rights activist Helen Keller.
The film is titled Helen & Teacher, and will also star Rachel Brosnahan as her real life translator and companion, Anne Sullivan. Millicent, who is deaf, is actually a distant cousin of Helen Keller’s, THR reports. “Most people only know of Helen Keller’s story from when she was a child.
Helen & Teacher will look at her as a young adult when she developed a radical, world-changing political voice,” director Wash Westmoreland said in a statement. “Today, when some TikTok threads dispute Helen Keller’s achievements and even her existence, it is time for a film that shows her relevance, her brilliance, and herRead more on justjared.com