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.
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:
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.
Elisabeth stopped by SiriusXM Radio Studios to promote Her Smell, which is now playing in theaters. Here are some photos:
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.
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.
During the weekend, Elisabeth attended several events at the SXSW Film Festival, here are some photos:
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.
A new TV Spot for “Us” has debuted today during the Superbowl. Watch it below:
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).
New Project for Elisabeth “Call Jane”
The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss and Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) will star in women’s rights drama Call Jane for Tallulah director Sian Heder and producer Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) under her Unburdened Entertainment banner. The Blacklist script comes from Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi with Moss also set to produce.
Protagonist will launch sales at the EFM on the project about Joy (Moss), a traditional 60’s American housewife, who is desperate for a child. When she receives news of her pregnancy, complications mean that what should have been a joyous moment is instead an imminent threat to her life. She has nowhere to turn until she stumbles upon the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Sarandon).
The film is currently in pre-production and, along with Moss and Brenner, Kevin McKeon and David Wulf are producing. Michelle Mason Vella and the script’s writers, Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi, will serve as executive producers. Endeavor Content and ICM Partners will handle North America.
“As a producer, I strive to tell stories that are meaningful and provocative, but also to help put a mirror up to our world in order to move and inspire the audience with honesty and relatability”, said Brenner. “As a woman and a mother of two girls, I feel a responsibility with Call Jane to tell the incredible story of these brave women at a time when women’s rights and empowerment hangs in the balance. I have no doubt that Sian will craft a beautiful and important film with our dedicated and amazing cast, Elisabeth and Susan.”
Moss said, “I’m so excited to be bringing this beautiful script to life with Sian and Robbie and to be working with Susan, who I admire tremendously. The Jane Collective is an important and fascinating part of our history, especially for women. We see their story unfold through the eyes of Joy, a complex character who represents many women caught between one period of time and the next. It’s also frighteningly relevant and timely to be telling this story right now and I know, with Sian at the helm, it’s going to be an honest and brave film.”
Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment Group and Viewpoint. Sarandon is repped by UTA. Heder is repped by ICM and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Schore and Sethi are repped by ICM and Madhouse.