Elisabeth Moss To Star In ‘Shining Girls’ For Apple | TV News
Elisabeth Moss is having a good year despite the obvious terribleness of it in general. She starred in The Invisible Man, one of the best narrative features of the year, as well as Josephine Decker‘s intense biopic Shirley.
She continues her lead role on The Handmaid’s Tale, and just a few days ago signed a first look deal with Hulu and announced their first collaboration; a neo-noir titled Black Match.
And if that wasn’t enough, she’s now set to battle a time-travelling serial killer in another show. This one is not for Hulu though, but for Apple.
The metaphysical thriller is titled Shining Girls, and is based on the bestselling novel by Lauren Beukes. Moss will star as a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault, only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker.
This sounds pretty similar to The Invisible Man, but that isn’t a problem. Plus it will be intriguing to see that similar premise elongated to TV form, and how the show can then analyse the long-term mental distress this sort of pressure and environment creates for a person.
This project has actually been in development for a while, but never actually got made. Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way has been developing it since 2013, and he will still executive produce with Jennifer Davidson, while Moss will do the same under her newly-formed Love & Squalor Pictures banner along with Lindsey McManus.
Moss is quickly becoming one of the most bankable stars around. Apple will be hoping Shining Girls helps their nascent streaming service compete against its rivals.
Shining Girls joins an upcoming slate that includes Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd in The Shrink Next Door, Julianne Moore in Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, Gal Gadot in historical drama Hedy Lamarr, and Justin Theroux‘s The Mosquito Coast remake.