Kate Mara is set to star in and executive produce a drama series project based on Bly’s book 10 Days In A Mad-House, Deadline is reporting.
Written by Sarah Thorp (Jacob’s Ladder), the untitled project drama series follows the experiences of the first ever female undercover journalist Nellie Bly (Mara). As a reporter working for Joseph Pulitzer in the 1880’s, Bly feigned insanity and got herself committed to Blackwell’s Island Asylum to report on the conditions firsthand. The book was initially published as a series of articles for New York World. Bly later compiled the articles into a book, which was published by Ian L. Munro in New York City in 1887.