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Elisabeth Moss Lands Post-Emmys Film Role + More Projects and Casting News

22 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss so you can be sure you're firmly in the know! Elisabeth Moss lands post-Emmys film role.Just days after (finally) nabbing an Emmy Award for her work in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Moss has lined up a starring role on the big screen. She’ll star in the Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi-penned drama “Call Jane,” set in 1960s Chicago, focusing on the underground network of suburban women who provided safe abortions prior to Roe v. Wade. “My Week With Marilyn” director Simon Curtis will helm.  From one “Mad Men” star to another...Speaking of Moss, her “Mad Men” co-star Jon Hamm has »

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Why Elisabeth Moss Really Wanted to Meet With Ruben Ostlund for ‘The Square’ (Video)

20 September 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Elisabeth Moss is quite busy these days. She just won an Emmy for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” after all. But Moss carved out time to work with director Ruben Ostlund on his film “The Square.” Moss told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman at the Toronto Film Festival that she bought a train ticket and hotel in London just to meet with Ostlund while he was casting. “I stayed in a hotel, just so I could meet him, not thinking that I would get the role, because I thought he would give it to someone much better,” Moss said. “I tried.” Also »

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Margaret Atwood Backstage at the Emmys: "Never Believe It Can Never Happen Here"

20 September 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Sunday night's Emmy Awards were huge for The Handmaid's Tale. In addition to acting wins for Ann Dowd and Elisabeth Moss, the show also snagged wins for directing, writing, and best drama series. Perhaps the most heartening aspect of this huge swell of success is that the cast and crew are giving credit where credit is due. Not only was Margaret Atwood (the author of the original novel) present for the ceremony, but the show's producers were also quick to laud her story and writing as a key part of their wins. Once the whole gang got backstage to the press room, Atwood herself was asked to speak on her experience with the show and what it means to have something so prolific come to life at such a perfect time. "Well, it's been a number of years since the novel was written, and since the first film was made, »

- Ryan Roschke

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Here's the Complete List of 2017's Exciting Emmy Winners

20 September 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The 2017 Emmy nominations hinted at some spectacular actors and shows taking home important awards, and now a few of them have already won big. Alexis Bledel had an exciting win for The Handmaid's Tale, and American Horror Story: Roanoke's superb makeup effects were also acknowledged at the Creative Arts Emmys a few days before the big event. At the Emmys on Sunday night, actors like John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Laura Dern, and more snagged trophies for their incredible talents. In fact, the night included a number of historic wins, like Donald Glover's win for outstanding directing in a comedy series (he's the first black person to do so) and Lena Waithe's win for outstanding writing for a comedy series (she's the first black woman to take home the award). Take a look at all the winners below! Outstanding Drama Series The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Elisabeth Moss, »

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6 Things You Never Knew About The Handmaid's Tale Star Elisabeth Moss

20 September 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Rich Fury Elisabeth Moss just won an Emmy for starring in The Handmaid's Tale, putting the star firmly in the spotlight. Before this, Elisabeth might have been best known for her portrayal of '60s career badass Peggy Olson on Mad Men, but she's one of those actors who has always kind of flown under the radar. With her profile rising, we figured it was high time to talk about how fascinating she actually is. RelatedElisabeth Moss Teases Details About The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 She's TV's most famous first daughter. You may see Elisabeth and think Peggy, but her big break was on another TV show. She played The West Wing's Zoey Bartlet, daughter of the president, from 1999 to 2006. Other notable roles from her early years? She guested on a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy and played a young Ashley Judd in the 1995 miniseries Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge. »

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Jon Hamm Cheered Elisabeth Moss' Emmy Win Via Text

20 September 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Elisabeth Moss was nominated six times for her work playing Peggy Olson on Mad Men without winning, but longtime co-star Jon Hamm, who watched the show from home, had a strong sense that her role on The Handmaid's Tale would get recognized.

"I had told her many times since I saw the show, 'This is a really wonderful piece of work and you deserve to be celebrated for it. Whether or not it happens, that's up to the winds of whatever.' I was incredibly pleased when it happened for her. I know how much work she's put into this, not »

- Lesley Goldberg,Chris Gardner

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Elisabeth Moss's New Movie Role Is the Perfect Follow-Up to The Handmaid's Tale

20 September 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Elisabeth Moss took home a trophy for outstanding lead actress at the Emmys on Sunday, but the Handmaid's Tale star is wasting no time in lining up her next project. In addition to The Seagull and Old Man and the Gun - due out in 2017 and 2018, respectively - Moss has been cast in Call Jane, a historical account of an underground abortion organization from the 1960s called the Abortion Counseling Service of Women's Liberation in Chicago, later nicknamed the Jane Collective (and then simply Jane). According to Variety, the drama is being directed by The Woman in Gold and My Week With Marilyn's Simon Curtis, while Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi serve as cowriters. Call Jane is set to follow members of the Jane Collective as they gave women covert access to abortions between the years of 1969 and 1973, until Roe v. Wade finally made abortion legal at the federal level. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon’s Mars Series ‘The First’ at Hulu

20 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Penn has signed on to star in Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu series “The First,” Variety has learned.

“The First” is set in the near future and follows the first human mission to Mars. The series explores the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. Hulu gave the show a straight-to-series order in May. The exact details of Penn’s role are being kept under wraps.

Penn has appeared on various television shows throughout his career, but this marks his first regular role on a series. He has previously appeared on shows such as “Ellen,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Friends.”

Penn is one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation, having been nominated for five Academy Awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” and “I Am Sam” before winning his first Oscar in 2003 for his role »

- Joe Otterson

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Sterling K. Brown Opens Up About His Historic Emmy Win in Morning-After Interview

20 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sterling K. Brown can’t stop smiling.

It’s the morning after his momentous win at the Emmy Awards, and Brown is still grinning from ear to ear. Even on just a few hours sleep, it would be hard to extinguish that famous blinding white beam, what with back-to-back trophies to his name. After winning last year for his work as Christopher Darden in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” on Sunday night he took home the prize for best actor in a drama for “This Is Us,” as the anxiety-ridden but oh-so-lovable Randall Pearson on the NBC-20th Century Fox production.

It’s been nearly two decades since a black actor claimed the prize — a profound fact that was not lost on Brown. Andre Braugher, who starred in NBC’s “Homicide,” was one of the first people he thanked in his acceptance speech. “It is my supreme honor to follow in your footsteps,” he »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Raise a glass for Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale. But please don't make sequels of them | Gay Alcorn

19 September 2017 6:24 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The productions were perfect and that’s where we should leave them. A plea from a fan: make something else

What a triumph for two of the finest television shows of the past year. Australians have always been ambivalent about Our Nicole, but there she was, clasping an Emmy award for her tight, complicated, intense portrayal of Celeste in Big Little Lies, a whip-smart story that blends a murder mystery with an exploration of female friendship.

And The Handmaid’s Tale, starring the mesmerising Elisabeth Moss, a brave, dark nightmare of a series. For many liberals, it was a glimpse of a totalitarian state too close for comfort in Trump’s America – an instant cultural touchstone. Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale dominated the Emmys, and deservedly so.

Related: Emmys 2017: The Handmaid's Tale makes history on politically charged night

Related: Haunting, chillingly plausible, peerless … how The Handmaid »

- Gay Alcorn

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Hulu’s Craig Erwich on What ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Emmys Mean for Streaming Service

19 September 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With a win for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Sunday night, Hulu became the first streaming service to win a best drama series Emmy — beating to the punch larger competitors Netflix and Amazon.

“Handmaid’s,” based on the feminist dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, dominated the drama categories, taking eight Emmys this year, including best actress for Elisabeth Moss. Hulu senior VP of content Craig Erwich, who greenlit and shepherded development of the series, spoke with Variety about the history-making Emmy run and what it means for the company.

What was your reaction Sunday night when you won series?

Numbness, surprise, and then just elation, because we’ve just been working toward this for three-and-a-half years since I got here. It was a profound moment for us and for the show.

Were you really surprised?

Yes, I was really, really surprised. When you sit in that auditorium and you look at the reel of shows, every »

- Daniel Holloway

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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Will Answer Frustrating Hanging Questions

19 September 2017 4:39 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 is pretty much the definition of working without a net, seeing as it reached the end of the story from the original novel at the end of Season 1. Where do you go from there, when you've relied so heavily on the source material to tell Offred's (Elisabeth Moss) story?

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- Lindsay Macdonald

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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Will Answer Frustrating Hanging Questions

19 September 2017 4:39 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 is pretty much the definition of working without a net, seeing as it reached the end of the story from the original novel at the end of Season 1. Where do you go from there, when you've relied so heavily on the source material to tell Offred's (Elisabeth Moss) story?

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- Lindsay Macdonald

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Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm both now Emmy winners: Who from ‘Mad Men’ might be next? [Poll]

19 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Elisabeth Moss finally won an Emmy this year after going unrewarded for her eight-year work on AMC’s “Mad Men.” Winning for her soul-baring work on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” much of the narrative surrounding her win was the overdue factor. “Mad Men” had one of the most peculiar runs in Emmy history, winning four consecutive Emmys […] »

- Kevin Jacobsen

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“Tokyo Project:” Short Film Trailer by Lena Dunham Starring Elisabeth Moss

19 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

HBO have just issued a trailer for the Lena Dunham produced short film “Tokyo Project”. “Girls” fans who have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms since the series finale will want to check it out. “Tokyo Project” is written and directed by Girls alumni Richard Shepard and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Desi to Girl’s devotees) alongside the actress of the moment, Elisabeth Moss. The 30 minute short film, which is reminiscent of Lost in Translation, was premièred at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. HBO have picked it up following the warm festival reception and will bring it to a wider audience

Tokyo Project:” Short Film Trailer by Lena Dunham Starring Elisabeth Moss »

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Elisabeth Moss Books Women’s Rights Drama ‘Call Jane’

19 September 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Sheryl Oh

2017 just keeps getting better for Elisabeth Moss.

The article Elisabeth Moss Books Women’s Rights Drama ‘Call Jane’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

- Sheryl Oh

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Elisabeth Moss, David Tennant Drama ‘Mad to Be Normal’ Picked Up by Samuel Goldwyn Films

19 September 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the drama “Mad to Be Normal,” starring Elisabeth Moss and David Tennant, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by Robert Mullan, the film also stars Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber and Olivia Poulet. Tennant (“Doctor Who”) stars as 1960’s celebrity psychiatrist R.D. Laing who revolutionized the treatment of people who were diagnosed as “mad.” Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London, he performed experiments on people, including experiments with LSD and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia. His methods were controversial. Also Read: Elisabeth Moss to Star in Women's-Rights Drama. »

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David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Mad To Be Normal’ Headed To Samuel Goldwyn Films

19 September 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and newly minted Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic written and directed by Robert Mullan had its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in February, and a winter 2018 theatrical release is being eyed. The Scotland-born Laing rose to fame for his treatment of people diagnosed as “mad,” performing various daring experiments on… »

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Juno Temple and Jon Bass ‘Meet Cute’ In Twisted New Short Film About Romance Gone Totally Awry — Watch

19 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nick (Jon Bass) would like to think he’s “endearing weird,” but the world seems to perceive him as “weird weird.” That’s tough enough, but when the feisty Dani (Juno Temple) is thrown into the mix, Nick’s non-endearing weirdness is pushed to some crazy ends.

In Ben Smith and Megan McDonnell’s “Meet Cute” (written by Smith and produced by Josh Thurston), what’s meant to be a low-key study date between the two adorably mismatched stars shifts and changes over the course of an afternoon, initially weird, then charming, then right back to weird weird. (Short version: Hey, it’s really easy to be confused for a serial killer.)

Read More:Steven Soderbergh Shot a Secret Movie on His iPhone, Starring Claire Foy and Juno Temple

As wacky as Nick may be, his open-hearted nature inspires the often-guarded Dani to play along, and the pair’s forced »

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Elisabeth Moss to Topline Film About Underground Abortion Network

19 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale”: George Kraychyk/Hulu

Elisabeth Moss is pivoting from one women’s rights narrative to another. The star of the feminist dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” has signed on to topline Simon Curtis’ (“My Week With Marilyn”) indie film “Call Jane,” Variety reports. The project will center on the Jane Collective, a real 1960s underground abortion network. Moss’ character is a married woman who, after realizing she is pregnant, goes to the collective for help.

Hayley Schore (“Black Box”) and Roshan Sethi (“Code Black”) penned the “Call Jane” screenplay. Robbie Brenner, Jeff Kwatinetz, and Kevin McKeon are producing.

While it’s great to see Moss lead another project about women resisting the patriarchy — between this, “Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Top of the Lake,” she’s becoming the actress to watch if you crave feminist stories — we wish the producers of “Call Jane” had hired a female director. A story about women who were forced to go underground to attain safe abortions — because, you know, the male-run government failed to address their family planning needs — seems like it’d be better served with a woman behind the camera.

Rachel Carey’s “Ask for Jane,” also about the Jane Collective, went into production this summer. Carey’s film is a female affair onscreen and off: she wrote the script and star Cait Johnston is producing alongside Caroline Hirsch. “Ask for Jane” is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2018.

Moss received the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Sunday. She plays Offred (formerly called June) in the Hulu series, a woman trying to survive Gilead, a society where fertile women are repeatedly raped and forced to bear children for its most powerful men. Moss also starred in Jane Campion’s mystery series “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” which aired on Sundance last week.

Elisabeth Moss to Topline Film About Underground Abortion Network was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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