Cynthia Nixon to Play Emily Dickinson

Cynthia Nixon - 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Marriott Marquis, NYC • March 13, 2010 Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan

High-school teachers rejoice: Terence Davies will be adding to your supplementary teaching materials with A Quiet Passion, a biopic of poet and recluse Emily Dickinson. Cynthia Nixon will star as Dickinson; the fly has not yet been cast.