Our girl Elisabeth Moss is back in Shirley.
Shirley is a psychological horror film set in the home of a novelist hosting a young girl, from there our story unfolds. Shirley is an American biographical Elisabeth Moss stars as Shirley Jackson. The film is directed by Josephine Decker with a screenplay by Sarah Gubbins based on the novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020 where Josephine Decker won a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking. It is scheduled to be released on June 5, 2020, by Neon.
Shirley follows “a young couple that moves in with Shirley Jackson and her professor-husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Jackson’s next major novel.”