Elisabeth Moss will reteam with director Alex Ross Perry on the indie feature “Her Smell” for Bow and Arrow Entertainment, the company announced Monday.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” star will play a destructive punk rock star named Becky Something who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family and followers to the limit. The film follows her years-long war against sobriety while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success.
Moss, who won both an Emmy and Golden Globe for her starring role in the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will produce alongside producers Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow, Adam Piotrowicz and Perry.
Production is due to begin this spring after Moss wraps production on the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Moss previously starred in Perry’s last two features, 2015’s “Queen of Earth” and “Golden Exits,” which premiered this month at the Sundance Film Festival and is due for release next month from Vertical Entertainment and Sony Pictures Worldwide.
Also in Sundance, Bow and Arrow premiered its Crystal Moselle’s “Skate Kitchen” and Josephine Decker’s “Madeline’s Madeline.”
“With ‘Her Smell,’ Alex has crafted another fantastic piece filled with memorable characters. 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” said Bow and Arrow’s Perniciaro.
Moss is also set to star in Simon Curtis’ women’s rights drama “Call Jane,” which will begin production later this year.
Endeavor Content is representing sales for the film along with Bow and Arrow. Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment, and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.
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