Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss lands next lead movie role
Elisabeth Moss has lined up a new film role ahead of The Handmaid's Tale coming to an end.
According to Deadline, the two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner has joined an impressive cast in the psychological thriller Shell.
Moss will be re-teaming with Handmaid's Tale co-star Max Minghella on the project, as Minghella will be directing the project.
Shell, which will also star Glass Onion's Kate Hudson and model Kaia Gerber, will centre around an unemployed actress (Moss) being invited to join a health and beauty company that promises to keep its clients eternally youthful.
Samantha is drawn into this alluring world by the company's CEO, Zoe Shannon (Kate Hudson), and undergoes the procedure — only to discover a dark secret at the heart of the corporation when several patients disappear.
"This is one of the most unique, entertaining and special scripts I’ve ever read and I am so honoured to be a part of it as an actor and flattered that Max came to me with this character, who’s unlike anyone I’ve ever played before," Moss said.
"Having worked with Max for years on The Handmaid’s Tale, I’m so thrilled to now be directed by him as I’m a huge fan of his as a filmmaker. We at [production company] Love & Squalor are also excited to be working alongside Automatik and Black Bear, two companies we very much admire."
Moss will be producing the project alongside fellow actor Jamie Bell, her-costar from the acclaimed Apple TV+ miniseries Shining Girls.
The project comes amid the announcement that Moss and Minghella's series The Handmaid's Tale will conclude with its upcoming sixth season, with longtime showrunner Bruce Miller passing over creative control of the final episodes to fellow executive producers Eric Tuchman and Yahlin Chang.
The Handmaid's Tale streams on Hulu in the US and both Channel 4 and Prime Video in the UK.
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