Julianne Moore to star in Lynne Ramsay’s Stone Mattress

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We Need To Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay is adapting Margaret Atwood story Stone Mattress – Julianne Moore and Sandra Oh to star. 

Julianne Moore and Sandra Oh are set to star in an adaptation of Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. Amazon will be producing, with Film4 and StudioCanal in negotiations. Lynne Ramsay will adapt and direct the project.

Stone Mattress is a revenge thriller set on a cruise ship sailing through the Arctic. Moore will play lead character Verna, a retired physiotherapist who’s been widowed twice. She embarks on a cruise to the Arctic Northwest Passage and meets Grace (played by Oh) and the seemingly-ordinary Bob. As Bob tries to seduce her, Verna worries that Bob may not be as harmless as he seems, and pains of her past begin to resurface.

“I first read Margaret Atwood when I was a teenager, and her work has gripped me ever since. She is simply one of the most intelligent, prophetic and engaging writers around and Stone Mattress is another perfect illustration of that,” Ramsay says.

“I was immediately gripped by the way it framed the deeply buried trauma of a post-menopausal woman – an age group we hear from all too rarely – through the dynamic and multifaceted character of Verna. From its tongue-in-cheek humour to its moments of icy vengeance and delicate portrayal of an emotional repression specific to the boomer generation, it is a story I’ve wanted to materialize on-screen since my first

Filming is set to begin in September in Greenland and Iceland, and the rights will be on sale at Cannes Film Festival.

We’ll bring you more news on the film as we hear it.


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