Elisabeth Moss Reteaming With 'Listen Up Philip' Director for 'Queen of Earth' (Exclusive)

2:03 PM PST 07/30/2014 by Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
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Elisabeth Moss

UPDATED: Alex Ross Perry will helm the psychological thriller about two women who escape for a vacation at a beach house only to have their paranoia get the best of them.

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss will reteam with her Listen Up Philip director Alex Ross Perry for indie Queen of Earth.

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Perry wrote and will direct the psychological thriller, which is inspired by films like Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby. It centers on two women who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world, only to realize how disconnected from each other they have become, allowing their suspicions to bleed into reality.

Drinking Buddies director-writer-producer Joe Swanberg is producing Queen of Earth.

Perry wrote and directed the 2014 drama Listen Up Philip, starring Moss and Jason Schwartzman. He directed his first feature, Impolex, in 2009, and his second feature, The Color Wheel, was a dark comedy that traveled the festival circuit in 2011. He's repped by WME, Mosaic and Sloane Offer.

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Moss, who stars as Peggy Olson on AMC's hit show Mad Men, most recently starred in Listen Up Philip and The One I Love, which both premiered at Sundance and will hit theaters and VOD soon.

At Sundance, THR's critic wrote of Listen Up Philip: "Moss skillfully flashes fine-tuned emotional shifts in short periods of time as a woman who summons newfound inner strength." Tribeca Film will release the comedic drama on October 17, with video-on-demand options available on Oct. 21.

The One I Love, starring Moss and Mark Duplass, will be released on VOD on Aug. 1 and in theaters on Aug. 22.

Moss, who won a Golden Globe for her work on Jane Campion's miniseries Top of the Lake, is keeping busy with several big-screen projects. She’s filming Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, with Luke Evans and Tom Hiddleston, and is also attached to indie psychological thriller Meadowland with Luke Wilson and Olivia Wilde. She's repped by WME and Ribisi Entertainment Group.

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