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Downtown Abbey star Michelle Dockery will join Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss in the film, which is being directed by Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip).

Perry wrote and will direct the psychological thriller, which centers on two women (Moss and Dockery) who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world. Although they grew up as best friends, they soon realize how disconnected from each other they have become, allowing their suspicions to bleed into reality.

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Hoping It’ll be Third Time Lucky as She Prepares for the Emmys, Michelle Dockery Tells Why She Loves Playing Lady Mary

Michelle Dockery will be hoping it’s third time-lucky when it comes to this year’s Emmy Awards. The British actress, much loved the world over for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in

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Having played my character, Mary, in a confident and happy place in the third season of the show, there was quite a reversal in the fourth season. Mary was in such a dark place after the death of her husband, Matthew (Dan Stevens). Our director, David Evans, really pushed me and challenged me to think very differently about Mary and about how she holds back. It was quite a challenge doing those scenes because your natural instinct as an actor playing a part with such sadness is to really show it.

To prepare, I found a blog called “A Widow’s Rant.” I would often read it because I wanted to tap into how it would feel to be a young widow. And numbness was what one of the widows talked about. She thought she would feel more, and she just didn’t. That’s what David and I discovered as the season went along. Sometimes actors will say, “My character would never do this or say that.” The third season of our show taught me that people can behave erratically or can be very numb or cold or even cruel when under certain circumstances.