Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a traditional 60’s American housewife, is desperate for a second child. However, the wonderful news of her pregnancy is tainted by the threat it poses to her own life. She has nowhere to turn until she stumbles upon the Janes, an underground group of ordinary women united by Virgina (Sigourney Weaver), who risk everything to provide people like Joy with choices. They save Joy’s life and give her a burning sense of purpose: to help other women take control of their destinies.

Director Phyllis Nagy


Cast ELIZABETH BANKS (Mrs America, The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) SIGOURNEY WEAVER (Avatar, Alien, The Meyerowitz Stories, Ghostbusters) KATE MARA (House of Cards, The Martian, Chappaquiddick) CHRIS MESSINA (I Care A Lot, The Sinner)

Producers ROBBIE BRENNER (Dallas Buyers Club, The Fighter); DAVID WULF; KEVIN McKEON

Production Credits

Phyllis Nagy

Phyllis Nagy earned Oscar and BAFTA nominations and won the NY Film Critics Circle award for her adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, “The Price of Salt,” which was released as the feature film CAROL directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Nagy garnered Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for her work on the HBO film MRS. HARRIS starring Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley, which received a total of 12 Emmy nods, as well as multiple SAG and Golden Globes nominations.

Festival Section Year Location
Sundance Film FestivalWorld Premiere2022
Berlin International Film FestivalCompetition2022