Why Elisabeth Moss Was Always ‘Top Choice’ to Play Author Shirley Jackson | Video

Fresh off the company’s Oscar win for Best Picture with “Parasite,” Neon has acquired the North American rights to “Shirley”

For “Shirley” director Josephine Decker, Elisabeth Moss was always the “top choice” to play famed horror author Shirley Jackson in her drama.

“We were all like, let’s get Elisabeth Moss to play Shirley!” Decker told Elisabeth Moss at TheWrap’s Sundance Studio.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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