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Marisa Tomei Playing Gloria Steinem

In upcoming HBO miniseries
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Marisa Tomei Playing Gloria Steinem
Marisa Tomei attends the premiere of "Loitering With Intent" at the SVA Theatre on Jan. 14, 2015, in New York.   (Photo Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Gloria Steinem is getting her own HBO miniseries, and there are some big names attached: Marisa Tomei will play the feminist icon, as well as serve as executive producer alongside Kathy Najimy and George Clooney. Steinem herself is a consultant. Ms. will follow the journalist/activist in the early days of the women's movement as she creates the eponymous magazine in 1971. Najimy will play the role of Steinem's best friend, US Rep. Bella Abzug. Deadline has no word on when it will air. (Read more Gloria Steinem stories.)

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