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Marisa Tomei Will Play Gloria Steinem in HBO Miniseries

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Marisa Tomei will play Gloria Steinem, the feminist pioneer and founder of Ms. magazine, in an upcoming miniseries that's in development at HBO, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Titled Ms., the production will explore the founding of the publication in 1971. Kathy Najimy co-stars as Steinem's best friend, U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug. The miniseries is being executive-produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Bruce Cohen, along with Tomei and Najimy. Steinem, 80, is acting as a consultant on the project.

Tomei recently signed a first-look development deal with HBO, under which she will develop, produce and potentially star in projects.

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