Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) has started a new production Company Love & Squalor Picture and the banner has already inked a first-look deal with the Disney-owned Hulu and Fox 21 Television Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Moss has partnered with producer Lindsey McManus (Run Rabbit Run) on Love & Squalor Pictures. The former WME agent and executive at Diablo Cody’s Vita Vera Pictures will be president film and TV at the newly formed company. Love & Squalor has also optioned rights to three books to develop and will produce a pair of previously announced projects starring Moss, limited series Candy, and the aforementioned horror film Run Rabbit Run.
Elisabeth Moss released a statement sharing her excitement on the recently signed deal:
“I am so excited to have formed this company and established this partnership with Lindsey to find material ourselves and have real ownership as producers. We want to develop strong, unique stories for the big and small screen that we feel are inclusive and represent the world that we all see around us. We are very proud of the slate that we are building, comprised of projects that run the gamut from broad, commercial fare to darker, more challenging works. Craig Erwich and Hulu have been amazing partners on The Handmaid’s Tale these past three seasons, and I am thrilled to be starting a creative partnership with Bert Salke and everyone at Fox 21.”
Elisabeth Moss stars in Hulu’s hit series The Handmaid’s Tale, she has also recently appeared in 2019’s horror hit Us and this year’s Monster-verse film The Invisible Man, from Blumhouse. The actress and her new production banner is developing the anthology series Black Match for Hulu, which is described as a psychosexual neo-noir thriller set in modern-day Los Angeles. Moss is attached to star in the project, written by Ian McCulloch. The Handmaid’s Tale and Outlander veteran Mike Barker is set to direct. Love & Squalor executive produces alongside Littlefield & Co., McCulloch, and Barker.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter