Elisabeth Moss Adds To “Thrilling” Resume With Lead In ‘Shining Girls’

by Thomas Tuna

Elisabeth Moss–who has become one of the hardest-working women in show business–will star in yet another thriller, an Apple TV+ series, Shining Girls.

The eight-episode limited series–adapted from the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes and described as a “metaphysical thriller”–boasts Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio as an executive producer, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The series–which doesn’t have a release date or additional casting details at this time–will draw from the novel that follows a drifter in Depression-era Chicago who has the ability to travel through time. The only catch is that he must murder so-called “shining girls”–brilliant young woman with great potential–in order to keep his power.

But one would-be victim survives his attack and goes on to a career as a journalist at the Chicago Sun-Times. Moss plays the intrepid reporter who sets out on a quest to bring her attacker to justice, only to experience her reality shifting around her during her crusade.

Screenwriter Silka Luisa (Strange Angel) will also act as showrunner for the series, with Moss, Beukes, Alan Page Arriaga, Lindsey McManus and Jennifer Davidson serving as executive producers alongside DiCaprio.

Moss, as horror fans know, starred in the surprise hit The Invisible Man from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, and has been starring in Hulu’s award-winning The Handmaid’s Tale that is headed into its fourth season.

In addition, as reported here in Horror News Network, Moss has signed on to star in the new horror/thriller Run Rabbit Run at STX and will take the lead in a limited series, Candy (based on the notorious killer Candy Montgomery), currently in the works at UCP.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the busy Elisabeth Moss and further details on Shining Girls.

 

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