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Call Jane

October 28, 2022
2hr 1min
Status: released

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Call Jane Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreDrama, Historical
Release datesJanuary 21, 2022 (Sundance)
October 28, 2022 (United States)
Running time2hr 1min
Age ratingR
CastElizabeth Banks
Sigourney Weaver
Chris Messina
Kate Mara
Wunmi Mosaku
Directed by Phyllis Nagy
Written byHayley Schore
Roshan Sethi
Produced byRobbie Brenner
David Wulf
Kevin McKeon
Cinematography by Greta Zozula
Edited by Peter McNulty
Music byIsabella Summers
Production CompaniesIngenious Media
RB Entertainment
Redline Entertainment
Our Turn Productions
FirstGen Content
LB Entertainment
Distributor Roadside Attractions

Call Jane Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Elizabeth Banks as Joy
  • Sigourney Weaver as Virginia
  • Chris Messina as Will
  • Kate Mara as Lana
  • Wunmi Mosaku as Gwen
  • Cory Michael Smith as Dean
  • Grace Edwards as Charlotte
  • John Magaro as Detective Chilmark
  • Aida Turturro as Sister Mike
  • Bianca D’Ambrosio as Erin
  • Bruce MacVittie as Director Richardson
  • Rebecca Henderson as Edie


Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.

Call Jane Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Domestic Collection$512,770
International Collection$224,123
Worldwide Collection$736,893

About Call Jane Movie:

  • Call Jane is an American historical drama film directed by Phyllis Nagy from a screenplay by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. It stars Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, and Chris Messina.
  • Call Jane is based on the true story of a network of activists who helped provide underground abortions in 1960 and 70s Chicago.
  • These activists called themselves “Jane,” or “the Jane collective.” People seeking abortions were told to “call Jane.” That said, the characters in Call Jane are not based on specific people.
  • The script originally appeared on the 2017 Black List, where it received seven votes. Coincidentally, another script based on the same story, titled This is Jane by Daniel Loflin, was also featured on the same Black List, with nine votes.
  • The film was shot in West Hartford, Connecticut from May and June 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Call Jane premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2022. The film was released in the United States on October 28, 2022, by Roadside Attractions.
  • The film was released for VOD on December 6, 2022, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on December 13, 2022.