2019 May 09

Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film

Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film

Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss will star in Jane Campion’s new film, “The Power of the Dog,” an adaptation of the Thomas Savage novel.

Campion will direct from a script she adapted, with See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm, Cross City Films, launching sales at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is a sublime novel that deserves a life on the big screen. I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, it really haunted me. The themes of masculinity, nostalgia and betrayal are an intoxicating mix,” Campion said. “It’s also rare to find a story where the themes, the plot and the characters build tension as they reveal each other and even the end is satisfying and unexpected. It will be the first time I’ve worked with a male lead, which is exciting. Phil is a charismatic and complex character who declares war on his brother’s new wife and her teenage son.”

The book tells the story of wealthy Montana brothers Phil (Cumberbatch) and George Burbank. Phil is brilliant and cruel, while George is fastidious and gentle. Together, they are joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. When George secretly marries local widow Rose (Moss), an angry Phil wages a relentless war to destroy her by using her son Peter as a pawn.

The pic is a See-Saw Films and Big Shell Films/Max Films production in association with Brightstar. It originated with producer Roger Frappier of Max Films, who held the rights to the novel. Frappier offered the property to Campion following a meeting at a recent Cannes Film Festival.

Campion then tapped “Cold War” producer Tanya Seghatchian of Brightstar to partner with her to bring the project to life. She also approached her longtime collaborators, producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning at See-Saw Films, who executive produced her TV series “Top of the Lake,” to drive the financing and physical production. The project has been developed with BBC Films, who are also backing production. BBC Films’ Rose Garnett, See-Saw film COO Simon Gillis and Brightstar’s John Woodward will serve as executive producers.

The production deal was negotiated by Gillis and See-Saw head of business affairs Rebecca Hardman, alongside Kate Richter of HLA Management on behalf of Campion, Stephen Saltzman of Paul Hastings and Peter Meyer of Meyer Management on behalf of Max Films, Nel Malikova on behalf of Hachette Book Group, Elizabeth Savage and Jeremy Gawade of Lee & Thompson on behalf of Brightstar, and Geraldine Atlee on behalf of BBC Films.

Cumberbatch recently starred in the massive Marvel hits “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in addition to lending his voice to the title character in “The Grinch.” On the TV side, he starred in HBO’s “Brexit” and also has the Amazon series “Good Omens.” He just finished filming Sam Mendes’ World War I pic “1917” and is also attached to topline the sequel to “Doctor Strange.”

Moss was most recently seen in the horror hit “Us,” which has grossed more than $250 million at the worldwide box office. She’s starring in the rock drama “Her Smell” and also has the crime drama “The Kitchen” bowing later this year. She is also returning for the third season of the Emmy-winning “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which premieres this summer, and also signed on to star in “The Invisible Man” reboot.

Campion won the Academy Award for screenplay for “The Piano.” She became the first, and to date only, female director to be awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Her limited series “Top of the Lake” won the 2013 Emmy for cinematography for a miniseries or movie, as well as the 2014 Golden Globe for an actress in a miniseries or movie for Moss. Campion created, co-wrote and directed the follow-up, “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” which was one of the first TV series ever to be included in the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection.

Campion is repped by HLA Management in Australia. Cumberbatch is repped by UTA in the U.S. and Conway van Gelder Grant in the U.K. Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment Group, Viewpoint and Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman in the U.S., and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.

Source: Variety

2019 May 02

Elisabeth Moss narrates The Handmaid’s Tale Audiobook

Elisabeth Moss narrates The Handmaid’s Tale Audiobook

Elisabeth is has worked on an audiobook version of The Handmaid’s Tale, along with other co-stars. Below is an article and a preview of the audiobook, which you can buy on Amazon and Audible:

Penguin UK Exclusive preview: Elisabeth Moss reads The Handmaid’s Tale audiobook
The star of the Channel 4 TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale has narrated the audiobook edition of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel. Listen to Elisabeth Moss read three iconic scenes from the book below.

Recording in between filming Season 3 of the TV show in Toronto, sometimes in costume, Elisabeth was joined in the narration by a number of other actors from The Handmaid’s Tale, who gave voice to characters who appear in the Historical Notes.

Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia, narrates the opening of the notes, with Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford narrating the transcript that confirms the demise of Gilead but leaves the end of Offred’s story ambiguous.

We’ve picked out some of the best quotes from the audiobook here, so sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the world of Gilead.

“What a beautiful May day.”

Offred and Ofglen have a coded conversation.

2019 May 02

The Handmaid’s Tale New Season 3 Trailer

The Handmaid’s Tale New Season 3 Trailer

Hulu has dropped a new trailer for the Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale and it’s giving me the chills. It shows a little bit more of what will happen in Season 3.
Watch it below:



2019 Apr 17

Elisabeth Moss visits Build Series (Photos + Video)

Elisabeth Moss visits Build Series (Photos + Video)

Elisabeth also visited Build Series along with Alex Ross Perry, Agyness Deyn and Gayle Rankin to promote her smell. Here are some photos and the full interview.





2019 Apr 17

Elisabeth Moss visits SiriusXM Studios (Photos)

Elisabeth Moss visits SiriusXM Studios (Photos)

Elisabeth stopped by SiriusXM Radio Studios to promote Her Smell, which is now playing in theaters. Here are some photos:


2019 Apr 08

Book: The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale

Book: The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale

A new book about the making of The Handmaid’s Tale is set for release in May 14th: The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale by the author Andrea Robinson. The book is available for Pre-Order at Amazon. Below are some photos and the full press release. The book looks beautiful and it contains interviews with cast and crew.


The Art and Making of The Handmaids Tale with Elisabeth Moss on the Cover


Also, from the same Publisher, they have these beautiful Hardcover journals and a Deluxe set with note cards, envelopes, pocket journal and more, below are images and they link to the Amazon page where you can purchase.




Here is the full press release for The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale:

The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Andrea Robinson
Featuring interviews with: Margaret Atwood, Bruce Miller and Elisabeth Moss
Foreword by Warren Littlefield

The Handmaid’s Tale—the groundbreaking award-winning show produced by MGM Television and based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel—has drawn rave reviews and attention worldwide.

Insight Editions is pleased to announce The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale (May 14, 2019 / $39.95), which details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with forty-five exclusive cast and crew interviews, set photography, concept art, costume design, and more.

Delve deep into the show’s dystopia of Gilead as interviews with cast and creators illuminate the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as the story’s parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale is the definitive exploration of one of television’s most critically acclaimed shows.

The third season of The Handmaid’s Tale will air June 5 on Hulu.

About the Author:

Andrea Robinson is a New York–based editor and author. She is the author of The Vampire Diaries: Unlocking the Secrets of Mystic Falls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire. Her young-adult novel, Vampire Crush, published under the name A. M. Robinson, was a featured selection of the Scholastic Book Club.

About Insight Editions:

Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Under this program, Insight has published books covering the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and the Harry Potter films, among many others. Insight’s award-winning art, photography, and sports titles celebrate the artistry and history of a wide range of subjects that include the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, the San Francisco Giants, and the Dallas Cowboys. Other divisions include a line of deluxe stationery products, as well as a children’s imprint, Insight Kids. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE © 2017 – 2019 MGM Television Entertainment Inc. and Relentless Productions, LLC. THE HANDMAID’S TALE is a trademark of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. © 2019 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2019 Mar 10

Elisabeth Moss attends SXSW Festival

Elisabeth Moss attends SXSW Festival

During the weekend, Elisabeth attended several events at the SXSW Film Festival, here are some photos:






2019 Feb 04

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 Superbowl Teaser

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 Superbowl Teaser

Two new videos from The Handmaid’s Tale have been released today at the Superbowl. One is featuring Season 3 and the other is the entire Series trailer. Watch them below.


2019 Feb 04

“Us” Superbowl TV Spot “Nightmare”

“Us” Superbowl TV Spot “Nightmare”

A new TV Spot for “Us” has debuted today during the Superbowl. Watch it below:



2019 Feb 04

Elisabeth Moss Drama ‘Shirley’ Scores Sales Deal With Cornerstone Films, First Look

Elisabeth Moss Drama ‘Shirley’ Scores Sales Deal With Cornerstone Films, First Look

Cornerstone Films has boarded director Josephine Decker’s (Madeline’s Madeline) psychological drama Shirley starring Elisabeth Moss as famed horror author Shirley Jackson with Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) as her Bennington College professor husband Stanley Hyman.

Logan Lerman (Indignation) and Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) play the young couple that move in with Shirley and Stanley in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley’s next novel. Above is a first look image.

Cornerstone will show first footage at the EFM next week. Paradigm and UTA are overseeing North American sales.

Shirley, which shot last year, is based on the screenplay by Sarah Gubbins (I Love Dick), adapted from the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell and was filmed in upstate New York, including at Vassar College. It is financed by Los Angeles Media Fund and produced by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman (Juliet, Naked), Christine Vachon (Carol), Sue Naegle (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs), Sarah Gubbins and David Hinojosa (First Reformed).

Heads of department include cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen (Victoria), production designer Sue Chan (Gone Girl), editor David Barker (The Reagan Show) and costume designer Amela Baksic (Wiener-Dog).

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