Here’s the first plot summary for Taylor Schilling’s new project ‘the public’
In “the public” an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made it’s way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.
New picture of Taylor Schilling on the set of ‘the public’
Moviemakers filmed 10 major motion pictures in Cincinnati in 2016 and that action isn’t slowing down in 2017. The film “the public” is currently in production in Downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati gets to play the role of itself in “the public,” a film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. It stars Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Jenna Malone, and Christian Slater. This is the largest ensemble cast production to film in Cincinnati in 30 years.
We’ve posted this before, but now it’s official: Taylor Schilling is going to be busy this year
The script centers on the relationship between an emotionally stunted aunt and her 13-year-old niece.
Taylor Schilling has closed a deal to star in the indie Fam-i-ly, the directorial debut of writer Laura Steinel, perhaps best known for her work on Amazon comedy Red Oaks.
Sue Naegle and Jeremy Garelick are producing.
The script, which was written by Steinel, centers on the relationship between an emotionally stunted aunt (Schilling) and her 13-year-old niece, who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo. A juggalo is a term used for extreme fans of a subset of hip-hop who have developed their own social group and lingo. (Yes, it’s a real thing.)
Schilling is the lauded star of Netflix’s drama Orange Is the New Black, which wraps production on its fifth season this week. She will shoot The Public, a much anticipated ensemble drama to be directed by Emilio Estevez, this winter before starting Fam-i-ly. The actress also has a couple of movies in the can: sci-fi pic The Titan, which also stars Sam Worthington, and Take Me.
Schilling is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts.