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Julianne Moore and Sandra Oh set for Margaret Atwood adaptation – Deadline

Julianne Moore and Sandra Oh set for Margaret Atwood adaptation – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: oscar winner Julianne Moore (Always Alice) and Kill Eve star Sandra Oh are ready to play in hot walking sticks market package Stone mattressthat Lynne Ramsay (You were never really there) will conduct famous New Yorker little story of The Handmaid’s Tale scribe Margaret Atwood.

The top notch revenge thriller, set on an Arctic cruise ship, is aiming to shoot in September on location in Greenland and Iceland.

Amazon is already in place for the domestic. Producers are Oscar winner John Lesher (birdman) and Oscar nominee JoAnne Sellar (there will be blood). Studiocanal and Film4 are in final negotiations to join the former sales launch on the Côte d’Azur.

Moore will play Verna, a 60-year-old retired physical therapist and twice widowed, who sets off on a luxurious cruise through the Arctic’s beautiful and silent Northwest Passage, populated by a host of privileged influencers and wealthy retirees. On the ship, Verna meets the friendly and charming Grace (Oh) and the seemingly ordinary Bob (casting in progress), an unaccompanied man in his sixties who has inherited a family business. Although he lacks a fraction of Verna’s elegance and wit, Bob tries to seduce her. But he may not be the foolish but harmless man he initially appears to be, and his presence confuses Verna. As the wounds and humiliations of her past resurface, the sweet atmosphere of the cruise will be disrupted by a shocking act.

Ramsay said of the film: “With the current abrogation of women’s rights around the world, particularly regarding the overthrow of Roe v Wade in America, this story, with its themes of stolen motherhood and unaccounted for sexual abuse, seems more important than ever.”

The script comes from Ramsay and Tom Townend. Dylan weathered (pale blue eye) and Daniel Lupine (West Side Story) are executive producers. Studiocanal will retain its France, UK, Germany and Aus/NZ territories.

Ramsay elaborated, “I first read Margaret Atwood when I was a teenager, and her work has captivated me ever since. She is quite simply one of the most intelligent, prophetic and engaging writers in the world and Stone mattress is another perfect illustration. I was immediately gripped by how he framed the deeply buried trauma of a post-menopausal woman – an age group we too rarely hear about – through Verna’s dynamic and multifaceted character.

She continued, “From its wry humor to its moments of chilling revenge and the delicate portrayal of emotional repression unique to the baby boomer generation, it’s a story I’ve wanted to bring to life on screen since my childhood. first reading. With the current abrogation of women’s rights around the world, particularly regarding the overthrow of Roe v Wade in America, this story, with its themes of stolen motherhood and unaccounted for sexual abuse, seems more important than ever. The opportunity to film in the Arctic, on the front lines of the most pressing threat to our world and on the brink of irreparable transformation, will add another layer of devastation to the story. melting ice caps to reveal ancient stories, Stone mattress sees years of Verna’s pain and fury thaw out before our eyes to expose the raw emotion beneath.

Ramsay is replaced by WME and Josh Varney at 42. Moore is represented by WME and Entertainment 360. Oh is replaced by UTA and Principal Entertainment.


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