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categorized as: Articles, Movies, The Seagull posted by admin April 14, 2018

The Seagull will be screened at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 21st in New York City. It was announced on the official website recently.

Adapted by Tony Award®-winning playwright Stephen Karam and directed by Tony Award®-winning director Michael Mayer, this exquisite adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull finds a group of friends and family gathered for a seemingly jovial weekend in the countryside. But under the surface, Nina (Saoirse Ronan) pines desperately for Irina’s (Annette Benning) partner Boris (Corey Stoll), a celebrated playwright. Meanwhile, Masha (Elisabeth Moss) fights a battle with her own unrequited love.

This layered saga about art, fame, family, and human folly plays out with claustrophobic intensity, as the lives of friends, families, and lovers, all living under the same roof, become entangled. The Seagull’s cast of celebrated performers brings fresh perspective to these beloved, complicated characters. Rich with feeling, this tragicomedy asks timeless questions about how best to live a purposeful life and, more importantly, how to love.

–Mara Webster

The USA release date is on May 11.

 

categorized as: Articles, Movies, The Seagull posted by admin April 14, 2018

It was announced by Playbill that “The Seagull” will be released in May, but with no exact date yet. Read their report below:

The screen adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on a date to be announced in May. The film stars Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll.

The movie, which was filmed in 2015 in New York, features a script by Stephen Karam, who won a Tony for his play The Humans. The playwright also adapted another Chekhov play, The Cherry Orchard, which played Broadway in 2016.

Ronan and Bening take on the central roles of aspiring actor Nina and the fading Arkadina, with Tony nominee and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss Moss as Masha, Stoll as Trigorin, Mare Winningham as Polina, and Brian Dennehy as Sorin as well as Jon Tenney, Michael Zegen, Glenn Fleshler, and Billy Howle.

The film, which is produced by Jay Franke, David Herro, Robert Salerno, Tom Hulce, and Leslie Urdang, features costumes by Oscar winner Ann Roth.

 

categorized as: Articles, Elisabeth, New Role, The Kitchen posted by admin March 20, 2018

VARIETY – Elisabeth Moss will star with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in the mob drama “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment.

Straight Outta Compton” writer Andrea Berloff will direct from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The movie will mark Berloff’s feature directorial debut. Michael De Luca is producing the film.

The Kitchen” is a classic gangster pic that follows a group of Irish mobsters sent to prison. The wives take over their jailed spouses’ organized crime operation to become the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in 1970s Hell’s Kitchen. Moss will play the wife of an abusive husband who adapts to the violence of her new life. “The Kitchen” hits theaters on Sept. 20, 2019.

Moss won a Golden Globes and Emmy for her role on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which will soon debut its second season. She is best known for her TV work on “Mad Men” and “Top of the Lake.” She was in the Oscar best foreign language film nominee “The Square” and will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Seagull.”

Moss is repped by WME, the U.K.’s Independent, and Ribisi Entertainment.

categorized as: Articles, Movies, The Seagull posted by admin March 08, 2018

VARIETY – The newly released trailer for “The Seagull” features Saoirse RonanElisabeth Moss, and Annette Bening in a lovestruck frenzy at their quiet country residence during the summer.

Directed by Michael Mayer and based on the play by Anton Chekhov, “The Seagull” is a period piece set in the 1800s that follows the comically intertwining love affairs between family members and their visitors at their lakeside Russian estate.

The trailer opens with guests arriving on the countryside, as Billy Howle’s character professes his love for Ronan’s whimsical country girl. “Even the thought of her makes my heart race,” he says before cutting to a sweet embrace between the pair.

Soon, however, a famous new visitor arrives and sparks a love triangle as Ronan’s character is overcome with starstruck infatuation for Corey Stoll’s celebrity.

“He’s so famous! He looked young,” she exclaims to her current lover, who replies, “He is young, and accomplished. Don’t remind me.”

The rest of the footage flashes between a series of expressions of love and frustration from the friends, whom are all in love with the wrong person.

“Remember all the laughter and the noise? And the love affairs. So many love affairs,” Bening’s character says.

The trailer ends with Moss, who appears to also lust after the family’s famed guest, proclaiming, “I’m going to tear this love out of my heart!” When someone asks how, she replies, “I’ll get married.”

Stephen Karam adapted the screenplay for the film, which hits theaters May 11.

 

categorized as: A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy, Articles, Movies, News posted by admin February 10, 2018

The biopic about John F. Kennedy’s troubled sister is directed by Ritesh Batra and is based on a Black List spec script.

The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss is set to star as Rosemary Kennedy in director Ritesh Batra’s A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy.

The film, based on a Black List spec script by Nick Yarborough, portrays the story of John F. Kennedy’s troubled older sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was kept from public view and eventually institutionalized. Rose Marie (also known as “Rosemary”) Kennedy, the daughter of Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald, showed signs of mental disability that the family kept hidden.

When she was 23, Rosemary was one of the first people to receive a prefrontal lobotomy, but its failure left her permanently incapacitated.

“The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here’s a story about the storms within all of us. This is why I am excited to tell this story, and to collaborate with Elisabeth, a fabulously talented actor,” Batra said in a statement.

The producer credits on A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy are shared by Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Kevin Turen of Guy Grand Productions and Moss. Richard Arlook, Allard Cantor and Jarrod Murray will executive produce.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this poignant and true story to life based on one of the hidden gems of the Kennedy family, with a masterful filmmaker in Ritesh Batra, the brilliant Elisabeth Moss and a beautifully crafted screenplay by Nick Yarborough,” Berman and Turen said in their own statement.

Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales and is set to unveil the film to foreign buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival. Endeavor Content is selling North American rights.

Moss is also set to star in the reproductive rights drama Call Jane, which will be directed by Simon Curtis and is slated to begin production later this year, and as a punk rocker in Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell for Bow and Arrow Entertainment.

Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.

The Hollywood Reporter.

categorized as: Articles, Her Smell, Movies posted by admin January 30, 2018

Elisabeth Moss has lined up her third collaboration with Alex Ross Perry and will play a punk rocker in Her Smell.

Moss previously was front and center in Perry’s “Queen of Earth,” where she acted opposite Katherine Waterston.

Moss will star as Becky Something, a maniacally destructive punk rock star who pushes her relationships with those around her to the limit. “Her Smell” follows Becky as she wages a years-long war against sobriety while attempting to lead her band to crossover success. Production on “Her Smell” is set to begin this spring with Bow and Arrow Entertainment producing.

“With ‘Her Smell,’ Alex has crafted another fantastic piece filled with memorable characters,” said Bow and Arrow’s Adam Perniciaro said in a statement. “The film represents his continued evolution as one of our most important emerging cinematic voices. We are so excited to see this story about powerful, talented, beautifully flawed yet heroically unapologetic women come to life.”

Her Smell” will be Perry’s follow-up to “Golden Exits,” which premiered at Sundance in 2017 and will hit theaters February 9. Moss will be back on television when “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 premieres April 25.

IndieWire 

categorized as: Articles posted by admin November 17, 2017

 

Look gorgeous while giving back? Yes, please! Elisabeth Moss rocked a killer red lip by The Lipstick Lobby for a great cause, which she showed off in an Instagram post on Wednesday, November 1.

“Resist. 💋💋💋 For each red ‘Outrage’ lipstick sold, $5 will be donated towards @aclu_nationwide with a minimum donation of $10,000,” The Handmaid’s Tale star explained. “If you prefer pink try ‘Kiss My Pink’, and a 100% of the proceeds go to @plannedparenthood details for buying @thelipsticklobby #outrage #kissmypink.”

The Lipstick Lobby is using makeup to make more than fashion statement — wearing their lip colors actually makes a difference! The social justice brand currently has two different lip colors, Outrage and Kiss My Pink, that benefit the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, respectively. Both colors are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and provide a full-coverage finish.

Christie Brinkley’s daughter, Sailor, has also sported the Outrage hue. Since both beautiful shades are only $19 each, why not buy both? You can also share your best selfie with the hashtag #LipstickItToTheMan to spread awareness.

“Wearing this lipstick is a reminder that small actions can create big waves,” the brand says. We’ve certainly found that to be true in the beauty world. Whether it’s going for a makeup-free selfie to support economically disadvantaged communities or wearing lingerie for breast cancer awareness, there are many ways to show your support for causes through beauty and fashion.

If these are organizations you believe in, this is a great — and glam — way to get behind them!

US Magazine

categorized as: Articles, Interviews, The Handmaid's Tale, TV Series posted by admin September 07, 2017

 

Elizabeth Moss, has spoken to News Corp this week about the underlying message of The Handmaid’s Tale, comparing it’s lessons to the current socio-political climate of Donald Trump’s administration. Read:

WHEN the Emmy Awards are given out in two weeks’ time, expect The Handmaid’s Tale to take home a cart full of them.

The cinematic television series, now streaming on SBS On Demand, has captured the attention of audiences with its disturbing vision of a dystopian society in which women have lost all rights. A vision that is all the more disturbing because of chilling parallels between the show’s premise and the rhetoric from the Trump administration and its supporters.

Ironic, considering The Handmaid’s Tale maybe wouldn’t have had the same impact culturally if it wasn’t so relevant and of-the-now, something the series’ star and producer Elisabeth Moss is well aware of.

The Trump election was good timing for the show “in a totally crass way,” Moss tells news.com.au.

“It’s one of those things that we are not happy that there’s been such a relevance. We’re not happy that it’s been so timely. We would prefer it to have been an easy sci-fi fantasy but here we are.

“I am incredibly surprised at the reception to it. It’s a very dark show, it’s very dark material and you just don’t know when you make something like that if people are going to respond in the way you want them to.

“We had no intention of holding back in any way. So the fact that people felt very moved by it is very moving for us.”

Moss plays June/Offred, a “handmaid” in the service of a Commander’s family who is ritually raped as part of a forced surrogacy program. In the show, the United States has been taken over by the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic autocracy in which women are enslaved by men in prescribed roles.

The show has been universally praised for its writing, cinematic visuals and performances, especially Moss who is up for a Best Actress Drama Emmy, her eighth nomination.

The Handmaid’s Tale is now prepping for its second season. Moss says they are now location scouting and “deep in the planning” with the writers room having reconvened in April.

A second season wasn’t a guarantee and the first season finished at the same point as the book it was adapted from, Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel.

Moss points out the first season already featured significant differences from the source material so the challenge for the next instalment isn’t as daunting as some would think.

“There are characters that die or disappear in the book and we keep them alive and give them different stories,” she says. “We’re not as afraid of [departing from the book] as some would think because we feel like we’ve already done it in a way that fans of the book really loved. And Margaret was happy with that.

“It’s more of the same for us and anything we get to invent now is exciting. We’re not tied to something. We get to create a world that Margaret Atwood would’ve wanted to continue doing.”

Moss’s other high profile TV project this year, Top of the Lake: China Girl, is currently rolling out on BBC First with the actor reprising the role she originated in 2013.

There are thematic similarities between the two series with motherhood and surrogacy threaded throughout the stories.

“As a woman in her thirties, those are very relevant subjects for me so I’m not surprised there is that parallel,” she says. “It’s a very present idea and it’s kind of interesting for me to get to explore a similar theme but in a different way.

“Maybe in my forties, I’ll be addressing a different area and in my fifties another.”