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Millicent Simmonds Lands Role of Helen Keller in New Film!

Millicent Simmonds Lands Role of Helen Keller in New Film!

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 her unbreakable spirit.”

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