Reed Morano has decided to no longer film scenes of "The Power" of Amazon Studios in Georgia, following the signing of the state's anti-abortion bill that would curb abortion beyond the point of detection of the fetal heart rate, which usually occurs around six o'clock. weeks of pregnancy.
"The Power" canceled interviews with people working in local production in late April, in the uncertainty of whether production would remain in the state, said a person familiar with the problem Variety.
"It's not going for a reason," Morano said via Instagram, extrapolating comments she'd provided to Time magazine, who first reported the news. "And it seemed bad to go ahead and do our show and take money / a tax credit from a state that takes this position in the face of the problem of abortion. We simply can not do it. "
Jane Featherstone of Sister Pictures and Naomi De Pear, executive producers of "The Power", said they have yet to commit to filming in US locations.
"The collective decision by Sister Pictures and Reed Morano to cancel the planned screening in Georgia for The Power is a direct response to the signing of the" beating heart bill, "they said in a statement delivered to Variety. "No production commitment has yet been made to shoot in any place in the United States. We believe that we must defend a woman's right to choose what is happening in her body. So, although this decision is not taken lightly, we think I am convinced that it is the right choice for the moment. "
The 10-episode drama thriller, serial-commissioned in February, is based on Naomi Alderman's book and will go into production this year, with Morano at the helm. The story revolves around teenage girls around the world who suddenly develop the power to electrocute people at will and result in a "complete reversal of the balance of power in the world." Morano won an Emmy in 2017 for her role as an outstanding director in a drama series. work on "The Tale of the Maid".
Earlier, Morano had clearly expressed his opposition to a similar bill in Alabama. She has retweeted the messages of others who denigrate the law that would prohibit abortion, except in cases where the health of the woman is in danger.
"The Power" is produced by Sister Pictures and executive by Jane Featherstone, Naomi Pear, Naomi Alderman and Reed Morano.
Amazon Studios declined to comment.
In addition, Kristen Wiig and the comedy Annie Mumolo "Barb and Star Go in Vista Del Mar" also withdrew from Georgia after the signing of the bill.