House of Mirth director Terence Davies wrote the script for A Quiet Passion and will helm the biopic. You can compare Dixon’s photograph with the daguerreotype of a teenage Dickinson (embedded above).
Dixon told The Hollywood Reporter: “When I read what Terence had written, I was consumed by the character he had so beautifully put on the page … Dickinson’s words and Terence’s somehow dovetail to create a heady elixir. When I put the script down, I knew it was a story that I simply have to be part of.”
If you want to read some of her work, follow this link download a free eBook version of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson. For a glimpse of the poet, check out Amherst College’s copy of a possible Dickinson daguerreotype.