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Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg to star in thriller 'Shirley'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actors and have joined the cast of psychological thriller "Shirley".

To be directed by Josephine Decker, the film is about the life of

Moss, who currently appears on the second season of her hit show "The Handmaid's Tale", will play the titular character of Shirley Jackson, an American gothic best known for her short story 'The Lottery' and the novel 'The Haunting of Hill House'.

Stuhlbarg, who recently appeared in Oscar-winning "Call Me by Your Name" and "The Shape of Water", will portray the role of Shirley's husband Hyman, a

The film is based on Susan Scarf Merrell's book of the same name and tells the story of a young couple that moves in with Jackson and her husband, Stanley, in the hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Jackson's next major novel.

has adapted the film's screenplay from Merrell's book.

Moss will also produce the project along with Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, and Gubbins.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:20 IST