As her time with “The Handmaid’s Tale” comes to an end, Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss has set her sights on starring and directing her debut feature film titled “Amber Lights.” The film was previously helmed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Schrader (“First Reformed“), but Schrader has stepped down as he felt the story “wasn’t his to tell.” Schrader also wrote the screenplay but it’s unclear if there will be another writer brought in to work on it.
According to a New Yorker Profile on Schrader, not much is known about the story besides that it follows a trauma nurse in Puerto Rico. Maybe it could possibly take place during the fallout post-Hurricane Maria?
The concept for this project is interesting for Moss. Schrader is a great screenwriter, and while it would’ve been fascinating to see him tackle a female lead character again for a change, we’re excited to see Moss’s transition into feature film directing. She has already directed several episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Shining Girls,” so this feels like the right natural progression for her at this stage in her career.
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