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Chloë Sevigny joins Hulu limited series 'Girl From Plainville'

UPI News
UPI News
 2021-08-20
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Chloë Sevigny has joined the cast of Hulu's "Girl From Plainville," which follows the true story of Michelle Carter, who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Chloë Sevigny is set to star in upcoming Hulu limited series The Girl From Plainville, which is inspired by a true story.

The Girl From Plainville is based on writer Jesse Barron's Esquire article about Michelle Carter, a teenager from Massachusetts who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad 'Coco' Roy III, to kill himself via text messages.

Sevigny will portray Coco's mother Lynn Roy who grapples with guilt over her son's death and is described as intelligent and caring with a dry sense of humor.

Sevigny joins Elle Fanning as Carter and Colton Ryan as Coco. Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus are co-writing the series and serving as co-showrunners and executive producers. Fanning is also an executive producer.

Carter was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison but was released early in January 2020 after about a year behind bars.

Sevigny is known for starring in Hulu's The Act, HBO's Big Love, Netflix's Russian Doll

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