Ok, technically, it’s not actually Downton Abbey meets Mad Men. It’s actually not even Lady Mary meets Peggy Olson, but it is Michelle Dockery meets Elisabeth Moss in an upcoming film, Queen of Earth, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Most recently, Perry directed Listen Up Philip which premiered at Sundance this year and also starred Moss alongside Jason Schwartzman. For the few non-Mad Men fans that may be in the house, you might recognize Moss from the BBC2 drama, Top of the Lake, and the film, Girl, Interrupted.
Lady Mary leaves the manor house for the beach house
The independent psychological thriller centers around two women (Dockery and Moss) who grew up together but drifted apart. They take a trip to a remote beach house in hopes of escaping the daily grind and other pressures in their busy lives. Though they’re lifelong best friends, the pair eventually acknowledge the growing disconnect between each other, allowing their suspicions about one another to cross over into reality.
No word yet as to when production will begin but it may be some time as Moss is tagged to star in HBO’s anthology series, True Detective 2 which starts shooting in September.