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WB To Make Lois Jensens Story
[Monday, October 28th, 2002]
Warner Bros. Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the novel "Class
Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed
Sexual Harassment Law," which Michael Seitzman will adapt, reports
The Hollywood Reporter.
 
Written by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, the project is described
as "Norma Rae" meets "Erin Brockovich" and tells the true story of Lois
Jenson, who in 1975 was a single mother on welfare and took a job
working in the mines. In that male-dominated work force, she endured
sexual harassment and, banding together with other women who worked
there, filed a class-action suit against the company. After 25 years and
three trials, Jenson prevailed.
 
 
Whale Rider Director Involved With 'Class Action'
[Thursday, January 15th, 2004]
Niki Caro (Whale Rider) is set to direct The Class Action, an Erin
Brockovich-style fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual
harassment prosecution in the U.S, according to Variety.
 
The Class Action is based on the nonfiction book by Clara Bingham and
Laura Leedy about Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, a case that forced corporations
to take seriously sexual harassment in the workplace.
 
 
Charlize In Whale Rider Directors 'Class Action'
[Friday, March 12th, 2004]
Charlize Theron is on the verge of sealing a deal to star for director
Niki Caro (Whale Rider) in the drama Class Action, according to Variety.
 
Class Action would mark the second film deal for Theron since Monster.
Like Aileen Wuornos, whom she played in her Oscar-winning performance,
Theron's Class Action character is a woman who has been abused by men all
her life until she becomes fed up and does something radical about it. Her
remedy is to become the key plaintiff in the first successful sexual harassment
prosecution in the U.S.
 
Class Action is a fictionalized version of the Jensen v. Eveleth Mines case.
Theron will play Josie Aimes, a young mother who flees an abusive husband
during the early '70s, heads home to her Minnesota hometown and becomes
one of the first women to get jobs in the iron mine that employs most residents,
including her father. She and her female co-workers are verbally and physically
harassed by their male co-workers. The mine owners turn a deaf ear to their
complaints and the women are terrified to lose their jobs. Though she risks
being ostracized by her family, Aimes become a Norma Rae-like figure in
mobilizing defiance through legal action.
 
If the deal is completed Warner Bros. are aiming for a winter start
 
Possible 'Class Action' For Frances McDormand
[Wednesday, July 14th, 2004]
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand is in talks to join Charlize Theron
in Warner Bros. Pictures drama Class Action, according to the Hollywood
Reporter.
 
The project, helmed by Niki Caro, is a fictionalized account of the first
successful sexual harassment prosecution in the United States, Jensen v.
Eveleth Mines.
 
McDormand would play the role of Glory, a tough but tender iron miner
who befriends and mentors Theron's character, Josie, a harassed mine
worker who becomes the key plaintiff in the case.
 
 
Jeremy Renner In Talks To Join 'Class Action'
[Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004]
Jeremy Renner is in talks to join Charlize Theron in Warner Bros.
Pictures Class Action, says the Hollywood Reporter.
 
The project, helmed by Niki Caro, is scheduled to begin shooting
next year once Theron wraps her starring role in Paramount's Aeon
Flux.
 
'Aeon Flux' had to be suspended last month due to a neck injury
suffered by Theron. Paramount now say that they aim to resume
filming next month. When asked about Theron's condition, a studio
spokeswoman said, "She's fine and going back to work next month."

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