Brie Larson to Produce & Star in Apple’s ‘Lessons in Chemistry’!

Brie Larson is taking on a big new role.

The 31-year-old actress will star in and executive produce an Apple drama series called Lessons in Chemistry, Variety reported Friday (January 22).

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The series received a straight-to-series order at Apple, and is based on the upcoming debut novel from author, science editor, and copywriter Bonnie Garmus.

Here’s a plot summary: “Set in the early 1960s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one. When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. She accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes, all the while craving a return to her true love: science.”

Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant is writing the series. The book is set to be published in Spring of 2022.

Brie also recently got candid about her appearance, and revealed she thought she was “ugly.”

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