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FILE PHOTO: Cynthia Nixon To Play Emily Dickinson In Biopic Role

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Emily Dickinson (L) and Cynthia Nixon. Actress Cynthia Nixon will reportedly play writer Emily Dickinson in a film biopic "A Quiet Passion" written and directed by Terence Davies. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1850: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886). She withdrew herself at the age of 23 from all social contacts and lived an intensely secluded life, writing over 1,000 poems. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - AUGUST 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actress Cynthia Nixon attends "Into The Woods" opening night celebration at the Delacorte Theater on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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