The first trailer for the Josephine Decker-directed thriller is here.
Shirley is based on the novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell. The film had its world premiered earlier this year at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman, and Odessa Young.
The official synopsis reads: “Fred (Lerman) and Rose (Young) move to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. The young couple receives an offer for free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman (Stuhlbarg), as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson (Moss). At first Fred and Rose detest the rocky household of the eccentric couple, but they eventually establish deep bonds with their counterparts, which will test the limits of their young love.”
Shirley hits VOD and digital on June 5.