BentFrame & Cineflix Team to Adapt Looking for Jane


BentFrame Film & TV and Cineflix Studios are working together on a TV adaptation of Heather Marshall’s international bestseller Looking for Jane.

The story spans six decades and multiple timelines and centers on three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter and a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose.

The novel is inspired by true stories of the real-life Jane Collective that provided safe but illegal abortions under the constant threat of police raids and prison.

Celeste Parr (Ethel, This Life) is on board the series as creator and showrunner.

Zach Marcovici will produce for BentFrame, with Sonia Hosko and Brett Burlock as executive producers for Cineflix Studios.

Adrienne Mitchell, who will serve as executive producer and lead director of the adaptation, said: “BentFrame is all about telling powerful stories from unique perspectives that cast fresh insight on history and the many lived experiences we share. I can’t think of a better example than Heather’s exceptional novel, which shines a light on what might be history to some but remains for many women a battle that is still being fought.”

Marshall commented: “I’m delighted that BentFrame has acquired the dramatic rights to Looking for Jane. From our first meeting, it was clear that Adrienne and Zach had the passion and experience needed to bring this story to the screen, and I was so pleased when I learned they had brought on Celeste as showrunner and screenwriter. I have every confidence their adaptation will thrill readers who are eager to see the Janes come to life on-screen!”

Celeste Parr added: “To be entrusted with this courageous, deeply emotional, and urgently-needed story by Heather Marshall is a waking dream. It’s my great privilege to join forces with Adrienne and Zach, with whom I instantly connected through our shared vision to bring this series to a global audience and celebrate those who have fought and continue to fight for reproductive justice for all.”