‘Frances Perkins’ Biopic in Works: True Story of FDR’s Secretary of Labor Who Was Architect For New Deal

Janek Ambros and Assembly Line Entertainment have teamed up with Nando Vila and Pop Front Pictures to produce a biopic on Frances Perkins, the true story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor, who was the architect of the New Deal.

Known as the “Mother of Social Security,” Perkins made history as the first woman to serve in any presidential U.S. Cabinet, along with serving the longest as the U.S. Secretary of Labor — from 1933 to 1945.

“Frances Perkins” will follow two simultaneous stories of the American workers-rights activist; her early years fighting for labor, and her fierce, tactical struggle to pass the largest economic legislation in American history as FDR’s Secretary of Labor.

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