THE HANDMAID’S TALE star Elisabeth Moss has stepped down from her upcoming Hulu drama due to some unexpected scheduling conflicts to be replaced by another Hollywood A-lister.
Elisabeth Moss was set to star in another project for Hulu as her acclaimed stint in the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale came to an end earlier this year. Unfortunately, the actress will miss out on the exciting new role as she was unable to fit the series into her busy schedule.
Hulu’s upcoming true crime drama centred on Candy Montgomery has lost original lead star, Elisabeth Moss.
Lead actress for the streamer’s highly-lauded dystopian series, The Handmaid’s Tale, sources have confirmed Moss has bowed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Elisabeth Moss has several film projects lined up away from the Hulu sci-fi, including Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.
She will also be returning to Gilead after Hulu confirmed a fifth season of Handmaids is in the works following its stellar fourth outing.
Due to her busy schedule, Moss won’t be able to take on another leading role for Hulu’s hopeful true-crime hit.
However, the update arrives with good news for the project, as the streaming service has handed out a full series order.
It has also been confirmed Jessica Biel will replace Moss in the role of Candy Montgomery.
The historical true crime story will detail Montgomery’s horrific crime in 1980s Texas.
The housewife killed her friend Betty Gore with an axe in 1980 in one of the most infamous murders in US history.
Moss was tapped to take on the lead role when the project was first announced to be in production in December 2020.
However, Jessica Biel will now head the series having most recently been seen in hit TV drama The Sinner and as a producer for Freeform’s Cruel Summer.
Biel will also executive produce the upcoming project under her banner Iron Ocean with producing partner Michelle Purple.
Candy will reunite a number of creatives behind Hulu’s previous true-crime series, The Act.
Robin Veith wrote the pilot script, and will also executive produce alongside Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund.
Production is expected to start soon in time for a release date next year.
True crime fans also have plenty to look forward to as Candy is the second series in production based on the notorious event.
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