First Trailer for Josephine Decker's 'Shirley' Starring Elisabeth Moss

May 8, 2020
Source: YouTube

Shirley Trailer

"On the verge of madness… what will happen?" Neon has unveiled an official trailer for the acclaimed indie drama Shirley, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Shirley is the latest feature from filmmaker Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Madeline's Madeline) and it is an unconventional look at the life of writer Shirley Jackson. Set in the 1940s, the film is about a young couple that arrives to work at a college and live in Shirley's sprawling house with her husband. But Shirley and her husband enjoy messing with them, nearly driving them mad. There's more going on beyond that, but you must watch to find out. Elisabeth Moss stars as Shirley, joined by Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman, Odessa Young, Steve Vinovich, and Adelind Horan. This won a Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking at Sundance, and stopped by at a few other fests this year. Dive right in.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Josephine Decker's Shirley, direct from Neon's YouTube:

Shirley Poster

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple that arrives at their door one day. Shirley is directed by American actor / filmmaker Josephine Decker, director of the films Butter on the Latch, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, and Madeline's Madeline previously, as well as other experimental projects. The screenplay is written by Sarah Gubbins, adapted from Susan Scarf Merrell's novel of the same name. This initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it also played at the Berlin Film Festival. Neon will debut Decker's Shirley direct-to-VOD + virtual cinemas starting June 5th this summer.

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Elizabeth Moss can make interesting choices (no, The Invisible Man was not one of those) and this also looks intriguing a bit ...

shiboleth on May 8, 2020


Not withstanding the fact that she's a raving lunatic Scientologist, I have never been able to generate any interest in this actress. I find myself just not wanting to even look at her. Troubling if she's in a movie one might want to

thespiritbo on May 8, 2020


Well, that thing with Scientology doesn't make me happy either and it does make me question her roles since there's a possibilitly that this crazy sect interfere with people's choices. Oh yeah, I know about Scientology, I lost a friend over that crazy and lunatic sect (he killed himself after leaving them). So, no sympathy there. Still, I'm trying to see a film for what it is and therefore my slight interest. As for E. Moss, I remember her from 'Mad Men' where I had some sympathies for her work. It is true, with time those sympathies slowly but surely do wither away (for example, the mentioned film, 'The Invisible Man' with her was a mockery to real victims of abuse and to cases that surround such things. Very shallow film, indeed). Cheers. .

shiboleth on May 9, 2020


I also struggle with her but there is no doubt she is a fantastic actress.. Her performances in Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale are fantastic

Tester on May 10, 2020


i'll give it a look for Michael Stuhlbarg - he was brilliant as arnold rothstein on "boaradwalk empire".

dan on May 11, 2020

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