Neon, the studio that brought us Academy Award-winning Parasite from Bong Joon Ho, has a brand new property they’re dying to show you. The film is called Shirley, and it stars Elisabeth Moss in a fictionalized tale centered around famed author, Shirley Jackson.
Directed by Josephine Decker (Collective: Unconscious) and written by Sarah Gubbins (I Love Dick), the film is based on the 2014 novel by Susan Scarf Merrell and centers on a young couple Fred (Logan Lerman) and Rose (Odessa Young) who move to a small town in Vermont in the hopes of finding work.
They soon receive an offer of free room and board from a local professor Stanley Edgar Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). All he asks is that Rose do some cleaning around the home and help him look after his wife who just happens to be famed horror author Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss).
Rose is unprepared for Shirley’s mind games, however, and the ensuing events will become the inspiration for a brand new chilling tale from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery.
Neon acquired the distribution rights to the film at Sundance this year and has finally unveiled a nearly perfect trailer this morning.
Moss is utterly chilling here, and after her recent performance in The Invisible Man, we can’t wait to see what she brings to Shirley.
While Neon has not yet announced an official release date for the film–though you will note that it says “Available Everywhere June 5” on the trailer heading–iHorror will keep our eyes peeled for news at it becomes available. Check out that trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments!