Born almost 40 years ago in Los Angeles, California, Elisabeth Moss has become one of the most interesting faces in recent horror movies thanks to her participation in yummy titles like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man (2020), and Jordan Peele’s Us (2019), as well as starring in Hulu mystery thriller TV series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-2021) for which she won her second Golden Globe as Best Actress. And the next challenge she has chosen to enlarge her collection of performances in creepy stories is this time a real-life murderer.
Robin Veith, who has been writer and producer in popular TV series like Mad Men (2007–2015), True Blood (2008–2014), and The Expanse (2015– ), together with Nick Antosca, also writer and producer in Hannibal (2013–2015), Channel Zero (2016–2018), and co-writer of the upcoming horror flick Antlers, are working on the new TV series based on the true events that happened in 1980, where Texas housewife Candy Montgomery murdered a friend, Betty Gore, with an ax. The team of writers and producers already worked together in another real-life crime drama The Act (2019– ).
Elisabeth Moss is set to play the main star in the series, the killer Candy Montgomery. She will also be the executive producer of the show. About the project, she stated, “I have been wanting to play an anti-heroine for a while now, and have been trying to work with Robin [Veith] again after Mad Men for even longer, so when she asked me if I wanted to play a housewife from Texas who, some would say, got away with murder, I simply said, ‘Where do I sign?”
The new series is still in the early steps of the inception, and the team is currently searching for a network or platform to buy their idea. In the meantime, we will soon see Elisabeth Moss in another horror thriller role in Run Rabbit Run (2021), where she plays a fertility doctor who believes firmly in life and death, but after noticing the strange behavior of her young daughter must challenge her own values and confront a ghost from her past.
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