The search for the next The Handmaiden’s Tale is complete!  This Is 40 star Leslie Mann has been cast as the lead in an adaption of Naomi Alderman’s The Power.

Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) is directing and executive producing the story about what happens when all teenage girls (all teenage girls!) in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will.

This power is in-built and cannot be taken away from them.  As opposed to another power that has to be developed by hard-training and practice and can be lost if training is not kept up, like a skill.

The teenage girls discover they can awaken the same power in older women.  Soon enough nearly every woman in the world can do it and it has far-reaching consequences for the whole planet.

The story is global and told through the eyes of several girls and women including a London crime bosses daughter, a Nigerian journalist, the mayor of Seattle and a faith healer.

Morano, Jane Featherstone, and Naomi de Pear executive produce.