Shirley (2020)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Psychological Drama, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Apr 24, 2020 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Director Josephine Decker’s literary-minded thriller is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell. Elisabeth Moss plays celebrated American horror writer Shirley Jackson; Michael Stuhlbarg plays her husband, Bennington College professor Stanley Edgar Hyman. A young graduate student and his wife move into the home of the darkly magnetic couple – and eventually become literary inspiration for Jackson’s next novel.

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agoraphobia, housekeeper, infidelity, marriage, pregnancy, writer