EXCLUSIVE: Pose author, director and producer Janet Mock has set her first main mission beneath the landmark general deal she signed at Netflix final yr. Mock has partnered with producer Ryan Murphy on Janet, a movie which chronicles the true and complex story of Washington Publish journalist Janet Cooke, for Netflix.It would mark Mock’s characteristic movie debut.

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Cooke famously received a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her investigative piece “Jimmy’s World” solely to have it taken away when it was revealed she made the complete story up.

Mock, a former journalist herself, is co-writing the screenplay with former Washington Publish editor Ned Martel. She is also directing the movie and can produce with Martel and Murphy. Janet falls beneath Murphy’s large general deal at Netflix.

The movie is at the moment casting for the roles of Cooke, her editor Bob Woodward and his boss Katherine Graham. The film will shoot later this summer time in Washington, D.C.

“Helming Janet Cooke’s story is a full circle second for me,” stated Mock. “I started my profession as a journalist, dreaming of telling tales that mattered for a residing. I’m thrilled to companion with Netflix for my characteristic debut, centered on a younger black lady on the Washington Publish and her formidable and complex quest to make the entrance web page — it doesn’t matter what.”

Mock made historical past as the primary Black trans lady to determine an general cope with a significant studio in her pact with Netflix. Janet continues Mock’s working relationship with Murphy, who co-created and govt producers Pose with Steven Canals and Brad Falchuk. Along with her work on Pose, Mock additionally directed an episode of Murphy’s Netflix sequence The Politician.