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Sandra Oh lines up next movie role in Stone Mattress

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Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh has landed her next big movie role, starring in Stone Mattress.

The project, which is based on a short story by The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood and is set to stream on Amazon in the US, will see the actress appear alongside The Hunger Games' Julianne Moore, Deadline reports.

Taking place in the Arctic, the story follows Verna (Moore) a retired physiotherapist and twice widowed woman who goes on a cruise in the region that carries privileged influencers and wealthy retirees.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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There, she meets the charming Grace (Oh) and a seemingly harmless and ordinary man called Bob, who tries to seduce her – and what he appears to be isn't what lies underneath, as his presence unsettles Verna.

Past wounds and humiliations begin to resurface, as the calm atmosphere of the cruise is disturbed by a shocking act.

Stone Mattress comes from director Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here), who also co-writes alongside Tom Townend.

"With the current repeal in women's rights across the world, particularly regarding the overturning of Roe v Wade in America, this story, with its themes of stolen motherhood and unaccounted sexual abuse, feels more important than ever," Ramsay said.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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She added: "I first read Margaret Atwood when I was a teenager, and her work has gripped me ever since. She is simply one of the most intelligent, prophetic and engaging writers around and Stone Mattress is another perfect illustration of that.

"I was immediately gripped by the way it framed the deeply buried trauma of a post-menopausal woman – an age group we hear from all too rarely – through the dynamic and multifaceted character of Verna."

Alongside Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy, Oh recently starred in Pixar's Turning Red, as well as Netflix's The Chair.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02. Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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