“Mad Men” favorite Elisabeth Moss and “Shape of Water” star Michael Stuhlbarg will star in “Shirley”, Josephine Decker’s adaptation of the book of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell.
The film, shooting this summer, tells of a young couple that moves in with Jackson and her Bennington College professor-husband, Stanley Hyman (Stuhlbarg), in the hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires famous author Shirley Jackson’s next major novel.
“No two people write more wildly rich female characters than Shirley Jackson and Sarah Gubbins. It’s an honor to bring their female sorcery to life with these incredible partners.” said Decker. “I can’t wait to witness Elisabeth Moss’ visceral inhabitation of Shirley’s beautiful tortured spirit and Michael Stuhlbarg’s unflinchingly charismatic-while-cruel Stanley.”