CS Video: Shirley interview with director Josephine Decker
ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with acclaimed writer/director Josephine Decker to discuss her latest directorial venture, Shirley, starring Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man) as iconic horror author Shirley Jackson. The interview can be viewed in the player below! Click here to rent or own
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.
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