The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss has teamed up again with Blumhouse with her Love and Squalor Pictures production company to develop a feature film adaptation of Virginia Feito’s upcoming psychological thriller novel Mrs. March. The novel is set to be released in the U.S. in August 2021 via Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company.
Moss will play the titular character, a refined Upper East Side housewife who unravels when she begins to suspect that the loathsome main character of her husband’s latest bestselling novel is based on her.
Feito will pen the screenplay and executive produce. Moss and Lindsey McManus will produce for their Love and Squalor along with Jason Blum for Blumhouse. Carla Hacken and Bea Sequeira will also serve as executive producers.
“I read Virginia’s novel in one sitting and was so captured by it I knew I had to make it and play Mrs. March. As a character, she is fascinating, complex, and deeply human and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into her. Mrs. March is exactly the kind of engaging and challenging female led project that Love And Squalor Pictures is built to make,” said Moss. “As a company, we are thrilled to make our debut announcement in the features space as partners with Blumhouse. Having worked with Jason on US and the company on The Invisible Man, I am constantly struck by their creativity and intelligence. Jason Blum is a powerhouse force in the world of storytelling and I am personally honored to be in the Blumhouse family.”
“Not only is Elisabeth one of the finest actors of her generation but she’s an unabashed fan of genre material and an incredible collaborator. Lindsey and Elisabeth have impeccable taste, when they brought us Mrs. March we jumped at the chance to work with them,” added Blum, who is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse.
Moss was most recently seen in Universal/Blumhouse’s critically acclaimed horror film The Invisible Man, which grossed $130 million at the global box office. She will next appear in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.
Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment Group, the U.K.’s Independent Talent Group and Viewpoint. Feito is repped by WMA, Neon Literacy and Jackoway Tyerman.