Although adapted from the fiction novel by Jami Attenberg, Saint Mazie is based on the real life Mazie Gordon-Phillips. Known as the Queen of the Bowery, she was a ticket taker at a New York movie house in the ’40s, which she eventually inherited. She was known to help homeless and free-spirited but was also foul-mouthed and drank heavily. In the end, she became a local hero.
The Harry Potter star will star as Mazie and produce alongside Ward at Fable Pictures. Scott LaStaiti from Palantir Group is also set to produce the miniseries. Clara Brennan is set to adapt the book.
Carter can currently be seen reprising her role as the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass. She can be seen next on the big screen starring opposite Hilary Swank in 55 Steps in which she stars as another real-life figure, Eleanor Riese, a woman who fought for mental patient rights.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer