Claire Danes To Play An Autistic Woman

09/19/2008 03:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Claire Danes is in negotiations to star in HBO's long-gestating biopic of Temple Grandin, a leading speaker on autism, animal expert and author.

Mick Jackson, whose credits include "The Bodyguard," the television series "Traffic" and HBO's "Live From Baghdad," is set to direct the film, from a script by Christopher Monger.

Grandin overcame the limitations imposed by the disorder to become a top scientist in the field of humane livestock handling.

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