Newswire: Anna Paquin to star in Jack Black-produced miniseries for HBO

Former X-Men star Anna Paquin is returning to her favorite letter in a new HBO period miniseries called Madame X, according to Deadline. She’ll also executive produce the show alongside her business partner/life partner Stephen Moyer and actor Jack Black, who’s onboard via his own production team. And while the story of a controversial Victorian midwife doesn’t immediately bring to mind the comic sensibilities of Jack Black, perhaps he’s just a huge fan of the source material, Kate Manning’s novel My Notorious Life.

HBO is currently in negotiations for the project, which will combine the terrifying turn-of-the-century medical techniques of The Knick with the sexual science of Masters Of Sex. Axie Muldoon (Paquin’s character) is born into a life of poverty, but eventually rises above it to open a thriving midwife business that both delivers babies and helps Victorian women control their reproductive …

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