Shirley Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Stars in NEON’s New Psychological Drama
Shirley Trailer: Elisabeth Moss stars in NEON’s new psychological drama
NEON has released the official Shirley trailer for director Josephine Decker’s forthcoming psychological drama film, featuring Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Elisabeth Moss as she tries to write a novel based on a newlywed couple who moves into her house in the hopes of starting a new life. Set to make its debut on Friday, June 5, the film had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with Decker winning the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel of the same name, Shirley tells the story of renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson, who is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
The film stars award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Her Smell) as Shirley Jackson, Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water) as Stanley Edgar Hyman, Logan Lerman (Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Fred Nemser and Odessa Young (The Daughter) as Rose Nemser.
Shirley is directed by Josephine Decker from a screenplay adapted by Sarah Gubbins. Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa are producing along with Moss, Gubbins, and Sue Naegle. Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman of Los Angeles Media Fund are also serving as producers and financiers.
NEON is best known for releasing award-winning films such as: the biopic dramedy I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie; the historical drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire; the documentary film Honeyland; and Bong Joon-Ho’s dark comedy thriller Parasite. The distributor recently acquired the rights to two films consisting of Andy Samberg’s romantic comedy Palm Springs; and the romantic drama Ammonite starring Golden Globe winners Saoire Ronan and Kate Winslet.
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