HBO's biopic about Temple Grandin is finally moving forward, with Claire Danes attached to star and Mick Jackson attached to direct the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grandin is one of the leading speakers on autism, and overcame the limitations imposed by the disorder to become one of the top scientists in humane livestock handling.

High school was especially harsh for Grandin, who was called "tape recorder" by other kids because she repeated things over and over. She also was hypersensitive to all sorts of sensory stimulation. She eventually graduated with degrees from several universities, going on to write influential essays on animal welfare and designing humane slaughterhouses.

Danes will play Grandin from her high school years to her post-academic period.

Christopher Monger wrote the script, and an October start date in Austin is being eyed.