Exclusive: Elizabeth Banks Faces a Life-Threatening Pregnancy in “Call Jane” Clip

Set in 1968 Chicago, “Call Jane” sees Elizabeth Banks play Joy, a suburban housewife whose normal life is turned upside down when her pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition. In our exclusive clip from the drama directed by Phyllis Negi, Joy petitions the (all-male) board of a hospital to allow the emergency termination of her pregnancy, endangering her own life.

The group proceeds to decide Joey’s fate as if he is not even in the room. any The chances that she might survive the pregnancy are enough to convince them that abortion is not an option. As Joy observes, a “healthy baby” is all that matters to men, who simply “don’t care” for the rest of their lives.

Joy’s search for help prompts her to join an underground abortion network.

Nagy is best known for penning the Oscar-nominated screenplay for 2015’s “Carol,” a period romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Banks was last seen in “Mrs. America,” FX’s acclaimed drama about conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly’s fight against the Equal Rights Amendment. As a director, his credits include “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Charlie’s Angels.” He also starred in those photos. did.

Written by “The Resident” alumni Haley Shor and Roshan Sethi, “Call Jane” hits theaters on October 28. Its cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Wunmi Mosaku and Kate Mara.