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Illustration for article titled Elisabeth Moss drinks and devours as Shirley Jackson in this vicious trailer for iShirley/i
Screenshot: Shirley (YouTube)

Elisabeth Moss is The Haunting of Hill House author Shirley Jackson in Shirley, a volatile thriller that’s no mere biopic. Based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s 2014 novel, it drops a young married couple in the maelstrom that is Jackson’s marriage with Michael Stuhlbarg’s Stanley Edgar Hyman. “The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door,” reads a synopsis.

Madeline’s Madeline director Josephine Decker, a filmmaker we’ve praised for her ability to blur life and art, is behind the camera, while Martin Scorsese is listed as an executive producer.

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Shirley, whiskey floating on her breath, storms onto VOD on June 5.

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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