Autism and raising cattle may not sound like the perfect ingredients for a successful Hollywood project, but they actually come together quite beautifully in HBO's upcoming drama, Temple Grandin.
In the film, Claire Danes plays the real-life Temple Grandin, a woman with autism whose parents were told by doctors in the 1950s that she may never speak and should probably be institutionalized.
Her mother (Julia Ormond) refused to accept the prognosis and began to home school her.
Now 62, Grandin is an animal scientist, best-selling author and leading autism advocate. She is considered a pioneer in the development of more humane slaughterhouses.
Danes is in her finest form with a supporting cast that includes Ormond, Catherine O'Hara and David Strathaim.
Take a look at this exclusive sneak peek for just a hint of what you'll see and hear when Temple Grandin debuts on HBO on Feb. 6.
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