Category: Movies

2020 Feb 11

‘Shirley’ Director Says Elisabeth Moss Was Always the ‘Top Choice’ to Play Author Shirley Jackson (Video)

Here’s an interview from The Wrap about Shirley from Sundance:

For “Shirley” director Josephine Decker, Elisabeth Moss was always the “top choice” to play author Shirley Jackson in her drama.

“You were my top choice!” Decker told Elisabeth Moss at TheWrap’s Sundance Studio. “We were all like, let’s get Elisabeth Moss to play Shirley!”

Moss was drawn to the project due to the Sarah Gubbins screenplay, as well as the other actors attached.

“It’s funny because it is a version of Shirley Jackson, I think about Shirley as if she had many versions of herself,” Moss told TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “Michael [Stuhlbarg] has always been one of my favorite actors of all-time, so to be able to work with him finally was incredible. Then we got Odessa Young, this beautiful young actor, and then we had Logan [Lerman], who brought so much to that character. It just got better and better for me.”

Stuhlbarg only had wonderful things to say about Moss as well. When asked why he wanted to be a part of the drama, he said, “I heard this one was doing it,” pointing at Moss.

“That’s what made me do it,” he added. “I was unfamiliar with Josephine, so I saw her films and the script itself was so evocative, literate, funny, precise, and the combination of elements of this particular story and learning about Shirley Jackson and about Stanley Hyman, their relationship, the perversity of it, it got more and more interesting as time went on. It was a really wonderful journey.”

“Shirley” follows a young couple that moves in with Shirley Jackson and her husband Stanley Hyman, only to realize that they are in the midst of a psychodrama that will act as inspiration for Jackson’s next novel.

The film had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

2020 Feb 11

SciFiNow – April Issue

SciFiNow – April Issue

Elisabeth is featured on the April issue of the SciFiNow magazine, promoting The Invisible Man, which opens this month on the 28th. Here are digital scans:


2020 Feb 11

“Shirley” gets picked up for distribution by Neon

“Shirley” gets picked up for distribution by Neon

Great news for Shirley. We should be getting a wide release soon!

Michael Stuhlbarg also stars in the movie from director Josephine Decker.
Shirley, the Elisabeth Moss-starring thriller, has been acquired by Neon in North America.

The deal was in the low-seven figure range, making it the indie distributor’s second (and smaller) deal at the festival after having jointly acquired Andy Samberg comedy Palm Springs with Hulu for a record-setting $17.5 million and 69 cents.

Josephine Decker directed from a screenplay by Sarah Gubbins, which follows a young couple, Fred and Rose (Odessa Young and Logan Lerman), that moves to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. They receive free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman (played by Michael Stuhlbarg) as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson (Moss). The eccentric couple and their household will test the limits of the young love.

Moss also produced the movie, along with Gubbins, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Sue Naegle, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman. Martin Scorsese exec produced the movie, along with Allison Rose Carter, Alisa Tager and Cher Hawrysh.

The movie screened in the fest’s U.S. dramatic competition section.

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2020 Feb 08

The Invisible Man – Official Trailer

The Invisible Man – Official Trailer

The final and official trailer for The Invisible Man has been released. The movie will be out in theaters on February 28th.



Full Info:

What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.

2020 Feb 03

The Invisible Man – Superbowl TV Spot

The Invisible Man – Superbowl TV Spot

A new TV Spot for The Invisible Man has been released during the Superbowl, watch it below:



Synopsis:

What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

2020 Feb 02

Sundance Film Festival – Shirley Premiere Photos, Reviews, Interviews and Portraits

Sundance Film Festival – Shirley Premiere Photos, Reviews, Interviews and Portraits

Last week, Elisabeth attended the Premiere for her new movie Shirley at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, here are photos, portraits and some interviews:




Here are also some reviews and articles for the movie:

  1. ‘Shirley’ Star Elisabeth Moss On Creating A Fictional Version Of Famed Author Shirley Jackson – Sundance Studio
  2. ‘Shirley’ Review: Elisabeth Moss Stuns in Dizzying Shirley Jackson Biopic
  3. Variety: ‘Shirley’: Film Review
  4. The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Shirley’: Film Review
2020 Jan 24

The Invisible Man: Elisabeth Moss On How The Reboot Tackles The Horror Of Abuse

The Invisible Man: Elisabeth Moss On How The Reboot Tackles The Horror Of Abuse

Elisabeth talks to Empire Magazine about her upcoming movie “The Invisible Man”, which will be released on March.

Below is the article from Empire and some photos, posters and behind the scenes photos.

Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible ManMost films about The Invisible Man focus centrally around, well, The Invisible Man. But not The Invisible Man. Leigh Whannell’s Blumhouse reboot of the classic Universal monster property centres on Elisabeth Moss’s Cecilia, a woman convinced that her abusive ex-boyfriend – who seemingly committed suicide – has mastered the art of invisibility and is using his power to stalk her without detection. It’s a timely, thought-provoking update on H.G. Wells’ original story, one that probes real-world horrors – while still delivering the frights you’d expect from a mainstream scare-‘em-up.

Speaking to Empire in the new issue, Moss opened up about the subject the metaphors at play in Whannell’s film. “You literally have a man who is invisible, you can’t see him, she’s saying he’s there, that he’s attacking her, abusing her, manipulating her, and everyone around her is saying, ‘Relax. It’s fine.’ And she keeps saying, ‘No, he is – he’s alive, he’s doing this,’ and no-one believes her. The analogy is incredibly clear,” she says. And as the lead of The Handmaid’s Tale TV adaptation, Moss is no stranger to portraying women suffering under the patriarchy on screen. “I’ve had quite a bit of experience playing characters who are dealing with various types of abuse,” she explains. “Whether it’s emotional, physical, sexual, it’s something that I’ve dived into quite a bit. So I was able to bring that knowledge to the role.”

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2019 Dec 14

Shirley to premiere on Sundance Film Festival 2020

Shirley to premiere on Sundance Film Festival 2020

Shirley is set to premiere on the Sundance Film Festival that happens from January 23rd til February 2nd, 2020.

The official information about Shirley:

Shirley / U.S.A. (Director: Josephine Decker, Screenwriter: Sarah Gubbins, Producers: Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Sue Naegle, Sarah Gubbins, Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman) — A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley’s next novel. Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, Logan Lerman.

Via The Film Stage.

2019 Jun 21

‘Invisible Man’ Sets a 2020 Release Date

‘Invisible Man’ Sets a 2020 Release Date

Universal has materialized a release date for its remake of The Invisible Man.

The studio has set a March 13, 2020, opening for the movie, with principal photography set to begin in July in Sydney, Australia.

Elisabeth Moss and Storm Reid are toplining the horror thriller, which has a script from Leigh Whannel, the co-creator of Saw. Whanell, who is Australian, will direct and executive produce.

The Invisible Man will be produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions and by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade) for Goalpost Pictures.

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2019 May 09

Elisabeth Moss Joins Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch,’ Which Could Arrive This Year

Elisabeth Moss Joins Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch,’ Which Could Arrive This Year

New Project for Elisabeth “The French Dispatch” which is looking great by the amount of great actors in it.

With a new Wes Anderson film on the horizon, it also means one a grand ensemble also awaits–and even though The French Dispatch wrapped last month on location in France, the cast just keeps getting better. With Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Owen Wilson, Lois Smith, Willem Dafoe, Bob Balaban, Henry Winkler, Adrien Brody, Kate Winslet, Jason Schwartzman, Christoph Waltz, Griffin Dunne, Denis Ménochet, Vincent Macaigne, Cécile de France, and Rupert Friend all on board, another name has revealed itself.

Elisabeth Moss, who can recently be seen onscreen in one of her best performances, in Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, has joined the cast. “I just did a tiny part in a Wes Anderson film, and 100 percent of it was because I wanted to be in a Wes Anderson movie. I’m a tremendous fan,” Moss tells THR. “That’s why you get all those other actors in for small parts in his movies, because they just want to work with him. So, it’s much more about the collaboration than any calculated career move.”

Anderson also recently opened up more about his tenth film, telling Charente Libre that it’s about “an American journalist based in France who creates his own magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about the freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”

While we expected the film to be a 2020 release, Anderson said, “I feel that it could be ready before the end of the year.” So, fingers crossed post-production goes well this summer and we’ll update when a release date is announced.

Source: The Film Stage