Here’s a first official look at 55 Steps, the upcoming biogaphy drama movie directed by Bille August based on a script by Mark Bruce Rosin and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Johan Heldenbergh, and Cynthia Hoppenfeld:
“Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) is a San Francisco patients’ rights lawyer fighting an uphill battle against a powerful psychiatric establishment unwilling to cede its ability to medicate patients whenever and however it wants. Colette and her mentor, Mort Cohen (Jeffrey Tambor), agree to represent Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter), an eccentric but disarmingly wise woman who claims she and others in the same hospital were medicated excessively and against their will.
It isn’t that Eleanor refuses meds; she is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and requires pharmaceuticals to retain her independence. Rather, she demands the right to give informed consent. Meeting fierce resistance at every step, Eleanor’s legal team fight tooth and nail for their client’s well-being. In Eleanor, Colette gains a new friend who enters like a whirlwind, challenging her to tend to her own welfare — and ultimately changing her life.”
Well, I think Helena Bonham Carter is definitely fit for the role of Eleanor Riese, lol!
Anyway, here’s a video from the set:
Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank shooting 55 Steps in San Francisco.
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie 55 Steps.