Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Mad Men”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (The Shape of Water, Arrival, Doctor Strange) have been set in the feature film Shirley about the famed horror author Shirley Jackson (“The Haunting of Hill House”), says Deadline.
Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2014 novel tells the story 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 Jackson’s next major novel.
The film will be the next from Madeline’s Madeline director Josephine Decker.
The film is scheduled to go before the cameras this summer.