According to the deadline, Janet Mock should start her first major project with Netflix.
In collaboration with producer Ryan Murphy, Pose's author, director and producer signed a contract last year with the streaming service for a film titled Janet, which will portray the complicated story of Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke.
Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her investigative piece, "Jimmy & # 39; s World," which told the fictional story of an eight-year-old heroin addict, only to take away when it became known that she had invented the whole story.
Mock is a former journalist and writes the screenplay with former Washington Post editor Ned Martel.
The film is currently cast for the roles of Cooke, its editor Bob Woodward and his boss Katherine Graham. The film will be shot later this summer in Washington, DC.
"Leading the story of Janet Cooke is a moment of circle for me," said Mock. “I started my career as a journalist and dreamed of telling stories that were important to my livelihood. I'm very excited to be working with Netflix on my feature film debut, which focuses on a young black woman at the Washington Post and her ambitious and complicated search for the front page – no matter what. "