According to Deadline, Succession star Sarah Snook has been tapped for the leading role in the forthcoming horror-thriller film Run Rabbit Run.
Snook is officially replacing Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, who was previously attached to the project since last year. In addition, STX is also no longer handling the film’s global distribution, after acquiring the film over a year ago.
The outlet notes that The Handmaid’s Tale star exited the project due to scheduling conflicts. This is actually the second project that Moss had left this year, with the first one being Blumhouse’s Hulu true-crime miniseries Candy.
Run Rabbit Run will be directed by Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale) from a screenplay written by novelist Hannah Kent. Reid previously worked with Snook in the miniseries The Secret River. Pre-production is expected to begin later this month.
The film centers around a fertility doctor with a strong understanding of the cycle of life, in which a person is born, they live and they die, but when her young daughter Mia begins displaying increasingly strange and erratic behavior, she is forced to challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.
Run Rabbit Run will be produced by Carver Films’ Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, with Deanne Weir and Olivia Humphrey serving as executive producers. It is a production by XYZ Films and 30 West.
Snook is best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Shiv Roy in HBO’s acclaimed drama Succession which is currently on its third season. Her film credits include Predestination, The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs, The Glass Castle, Winchester, and Pieces of a Woman.