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.
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.
On January 21, Elisabeth Moss attended the 24 Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California.
Unfortunately Elisabeth, who was received a Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale, didn’t win. The winner was Claire Foy.
Moss was wearing a custom black dress Adam Selman.
Appearances & Public Events > 2018 > Jan. 21 │24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
On January 14, Elisabeth attended the Television Critics Association at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.
The Los Angeles native was wearing CO dress and Stella Luna shoes, pink lipstick and .accessorized with jeweled bangles and delicate earrings.
Moss was joined by writer Bruce Miller and executive producer Warren Littlefield at the Hulu panel.
Early past week, the first preview for The Handmaid’s Tale‘s second season hit the internet. Watch below:
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) 14 January 2018
Appearances & Public Events > 2018 > Jan. 14 │Television Critics Association at the Langham Hotel – Arrivals
Appearances & Public Events > 2018 > Jan. 14 │Television Critics Association at the Langham Hotel – Inside
ELISABETH BROUGHT HOME THE BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES AWARD! As you all know, the The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held on January 11,2018, and Elisabeth was in attendance with her ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ co-stars and crew. As the highlight of the evening, our girl won “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for her amazing performance in The Handmaid’s Tale! We are so proud and happy for her. Elisabeth wore Erdem Pre-Fall 2018 dress and Tyler Ellis clutch.
Check out the photos we have so far!
Appearances & Public Events > 2018 > Jan. 11 | 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Elisabeth won last night the Golden Globe or “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama” for “The Handmaid’s Tale”
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) 8 de janeiro de 2018
After thanking many people during her Golden Globes speech, Moss pulled out a slip of paper to quote Atwood herself. “This is from Margaret Atwood,” she said, before reading:
”We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
“Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world,” she continued. “We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, we no longer live in the gaps between the stories, we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 8 de janeiro de 2018
In solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, most women and many men dressed in all black. Elisabeth was wearing custom Christian Dior Haute Couture black dress.
Moss also talked about the importance of female-driven productions:
— Variety (@Variety) 8 de janeiro de 2018
Check out the photos we have so far!
Appearances & Public Events > 2018 > Jan. 7 | 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Elisabeth Moss appears on the list of the best performances of 2017 made by The Playlist. It’s a list that takes in both TV and film performances, ranging from blockbusters to indies and is is published annually on the website:
19. Elisabeth Moss as Offred in “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Though she’s often great on the big screen too (particularly her team-ups with Alex Ross Perry), Elisabeth Moss is at this point arguably the face most associated with the Peak TV era, after “The West Wing,” “Mad Men,” “Top Of The Lake” and now “The Handmaid’s Tale,” where her portrayal of lead Offred might mark a new peak. Even when the show misstepped, Moss was the anchor at its centre, making you feel every torture or indignity with burning anger, but also never letting us forget June Osborne, the vibrant, funny, fierce women underneath.
The Handmaid’s Tale also appears on the list of The Best TV Shows Of 2017:
3. “The Handmaid’s Tale”
In any year, this speculative Hulu drama would be on our list. Between Reed Morano’s tight, tone-setting direction on episodes 1-3, Elisabeth Moss’s breathtaking performance and a deft use of flashbacks, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the best TV has to offer. Even in a void, it would be impossible to ignore the merits of this show. But this year – this fucking year – its themes take on real potency, in light of the Trump administration’s attacks on female bodily autonomy (see Jane Doe’s case, for a real-life experience that seems out of a dystopian universe). Showrunner Bruce Miller didn’t know that Trump would win the election, but Margaret Atwood’s novel and this adaptation have frightening new relevancy in its wake. Morano’s visual style also adds to the feeling of immediacy, placing us intimately within the world of Offred (Moss) as she attempts to navigate a near-future state mired in totalitarianism, misogyny and theocracy. Moss’ performance is nuanced, particularly in its silences, but credit is also due to the supporting cast. Samira Wiley and Ann Dowd have previously impressed in “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Leftovers,” respectively, but Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Bledel are the revelations, with Bledel surprising even fans of her work on “Gilmore Girls.” “The Handmaid’s Tale” challenges binge-watching trends (unless you’re a true masochist intent on suffocating under a blanket of depression), but season one ended with unexpected hope, and we can’t imagine we were the only ones fist-pumping during the compelling season 1 finale “Night.”
Today (13) were announced their nominees for 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Elisabeth received a Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale!
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
The Handmaid’s Tale also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
The ceremony, recognizing top performances in television and film, will air live on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Early today (11) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for this year’s 75th annual Golden Globe Awards and a Elisabeth received a Best Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama:
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”
Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ann Dowd, elisabeth’s co-star, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The Handmaid’s Tale also received a nomination for Best Drama Series.
Elisabeth other project, Top of the Lake: China Girl, also received a nomination for Best Limited TV Series
The 75th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, will happen on January 07, 2018.
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!