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Elisabeth Moss & Alex Ross Perry Are on the Same Page; Reteam for Polanski Influenced “Queen of Earth”

Making it a double casting mention type of day in the trades, after being added to Reed Morano’s Meadowland, Elisabeth Moss will also be reuniting with Alex Ross Perry on a project that harkens to the tune of mid-sixties Roman Polanski. While we await the mention of a female co-lead, Queen of Earth is being described as a psychological thriller a la Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby and according to THR has Joe Swanberg on board to produce. Perry is currently on the fest circuit with Listen Up Philip — showings in Locarno and Next Fest are set for August.

Gist: This 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.

Worth Noting: Perry recently reteamed with helmer Bob Byington on 7 Chinese Brothers. Perry played the part of Pizza Customer #1 in Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), and now took on the role of Hats at Cars. It’ll make sense when we see the film.

Do We Care?: Moss in currently on a roll — The One I Love (RADiUS-TWC in August) and Listen Up Philip (Tribeca Film releases in October) both broke out big in Park City. While we expect Ross to move away from the unconventional aesthetic choice of 16mm he utilized in LUP, we can bet on a conversational tone and unconventional approach.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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