AceShowbiz - Innovator, author, activist and autistic "Temple Grandin" is portrayed in the new HBO's original movie made for television. %cClaire Danes% steps into the role of an expert in animal science who suffers autism in her early age and continues to have anxiety up until she graduated PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Grandin, as depicted in the film, is one of the leading speakers on autism, whose unique experience with the disorder led her to become one of the top scientists in humane livestock handling. The movie will be played for the first time on television February 6.
Supporting Claire Danes are %cJulia Ormond% as Grandin's mother, %cCatherine O'Hara% as her aunt and %cDavid Strathairn% as the science teacher who encouraged her to develop the prototype of hug machine that helps decreasing anxiety in autistic person.