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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jonathan Pryce will star in the upcoming film “Hysteria,” about Victorian doctors who invent the vibrator during their quest to cure women of hysterical fits, according to the Guardian.

Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer are writing the film based on a story by Howard Gensler. Filming will begin in London this month. “Hysteria” is aiming for a 2011 theatrical release.

Tanya Wexler will direct the film, described as a romantic comedy, which will cast Pryce (Miss Saigon, “Evita”) as a physician and father to Gyllenhaal (Uncle Vanya, “Secretary”). The cast will also feature Hugh Dancy (The Pride, Journey’s End) and Rupert Everett (Blithe Spirit, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”) as colleagues who aid in the discovery.

Gyllenhaal told the Guardian, “I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He cures them basically by getting them off and that actually happened. I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for him, and who by mistake invents the vibrator.”

The film is reminiscent of Sarah Ruhl’s Tony Award-nominated play In the Next Room or the vibrator play, which debuted on Broadway in 2009. Ruhl is not attached to the film project.

Ruhl’s serious, but often comical play, centered on an American doctor in the late 19th century who, with the use of his invention, treated women for hysteria by providing “paroxysms” (known today as an orgasm). The play navigated the personal and sexual distance between men and woman in the Victorian era, and focused on the relationship between the doctor and his young wife.


Posted by Connie on October 5, 2010 under Headlines & Rumours,Hysteria and commented by 1 people

One Response to ““Hysteria” Film to Star Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Hugh Dancy and Rupert Everett”

elizabeth rodgers

Phenom maggie: just saw crazy heart again. Best nuanced woman. Like lisbeth salander, not willing to be a victim, but fascinated by creative and willing to chose sanity. Loved loved u in it. Good luck w. Hysteria, and anti war causes.

Jun 26, 11 at 11:41 am

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