Call Jane: Release Date, Cast and Many More We Know About This Harrowing Elizabeth Banks Film?


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In this current landscape of American politics this film is proving to be a quite amazing. Call Jane is an American comedy drama film which is directed by Phyllis Nagy. The film is starred with Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara and many others.

This Call Jane  was initially premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on 21st January 2022. The movie is scheduled to be released in the United States on 28th October 2022 by Roadside Attractions.

It can always be a bit mysterious to come across a time movie which can easily be reflective of present day. And one that serves as a cautionary story for where current culture could head under similar circumstances. Without any doubt, we can say that Call Jane is one of such movies.

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Call Jane Set in the 1960s and the film follows Elizabeth Banks‘ character, Joy. Moreover, she is forced to make the hard decision of terminating a pregnancy for the sake of her well-being and family, or continuing on with a pregnancy which might take her life. It is very bad position for any woman to be put in, and in an era pre-Roe v. Wade she turns to a group of women which is called as the Janes.

With the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. WadeCall Jane comes at a poignant moment in the United States that has numerous in the country nervous about whether or not Winston Churchill’s words will ring true: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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What Will Be the Release Date of Call Jane?

Currently, Call Jane is in the middle of its film festival rounds. It was initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film makes its nationwide debut on Friday, 14th October. You can check to see if the film is available to watch near you when it premieres by heading over to Fandango(opens in new tab) as we get closer to the fall date.

We are still waiting for an official word on a UK premiere. As information becomes available, we will surely share along that update.

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What is the Plotline of Call Jane?

The production company Protagonist Pictures behind Call Jane, lists the official synopsis of the film as the following:

“Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a traditional 60’s American housewife, is desperate for a second child. However, the wonderful news of her pregnancy is tainted by the threat it poses to her own life.

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She has nowhere to turn until she stumbles upon the Janes. An underground group of ordinary women united by Virginia (Sigourney Weaver). They risk everything to provide people like Joy with choices.

They save Joy’s life and give her a burning sense of purpose. To help other women take control of their destinies.”

It is quite amazing  to note that the movie will see widespread release months after HBO Max’s debut of the documentary The Janes. It also shows the real story of the group of women that risked their lives and freedom to help others with their difficult choice in a pre-Roe v. Wade time in the US.

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What is the Cast of Call Jane?

As previously mentioned, starring as the lead of the film is actress Elizabeth Banks. Banks’ talent is certainly versatile as she’s been in projects ranging from the Pitch Perfect films to the Hunger Games movies to starring in the Emmy-nominated limited series, Mrs. America. She also served as host for the game show Press Your Luck.

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Joining Banks on screen is Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver. Weaver has been known to star in some blockbuster films such as AlienAlien: Resurrection, the Ghostbuster movies and the mega-hit, Avatar.

She’s also been featured in the Marvel universe in the Netflix series The Defenders.

Rounding out the main cast of Call Jane are Kate Mara (House of CardsPose) Wunmi Mosaku (We Own This City, Loki) and Chris Messina (GaslitBirds of Prey).

Is a Trailer of Call Jane Available?

The trailer alone is enough to excite a person to not only want to watch the film. Although more importantly, feel compassion for all women faced with making such hard decisions.

Production of Call Jane

In October 2020, it was announced that Elizabeth BanksSigourney WeaverKate Mara and Rupert Friend had been cast to star in the movie Call Jane. Elisabeth Moss and Susan Sarandon were primarily cast as Joy and Virginia respectively, but both had to exit because of conflicts of scheduling. Production of the movie jas started  in Hartford, Connecticut in May 2021, with Wunmi Mosaku who joined the prior cast. In May 2021, Chris MessinaCory Michael SmithAida Turturro, Grace Edwards and Bianca D’Ambrosio joined the cast of the movie. In this with Friend not  attached for longer period.

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