Elisabeth Moss to Star as a Punk Rocker in Alex Ross Perry's 'Her Smell'
The film, which will begin production in the spring, marks the 'Handmaid's Tale' actress' third collaboration with the writer-director.
Elisabeth Moss is set to star as a punk rocker in Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell for Bow and Arrow Entertainment.
In the film, which will mark Moss' third collaboration with Perry, the actress will portray Becky Something, a maniacally destructive punk rock star who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family and followers to the limit as she wages a years-long war against sobriety while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success. Perry also wrote the screenplay.
Production is scheduled to begin in the spring after Moss finishes shooting the second season of the Hulu Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's Tale, for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama.
Moss will also produce the pic alongside Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow, Adam Piotrowicz and Perry.
“With Her Smell, Alex has crafted another fantastic piece filled with memorable characters. The film represents his continued evolution as one of our most important emerging cinematic voices. We are so excited to see this story about powerful, talented, beautifully flawed yet heroically unapologetic women come to life” Bow and Arrow’s Perniciaro said Monday in a statement.
Golden Exits, Perry’s most recent feature, debuted in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and is set to be released in theaters Feb. 9 by Vertical Entertainment and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. He previously directed Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth and The Color Wheel, and wrote Disney’s Christopher Robin.
Bow and Arrow premiered its two most recent features at this year's Sundance fest: Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen and Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline.
Moss is also set to star in the reproductive rights drama Call Jane, which will be directed by Simon Curtis and is slated to begin production later this year.
Endeavor Content is representing sales for Her Smell along with Bow and Arrow.
Moss is repped by WME, Ribisi Entertainment and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.