Steve Coogan, Julianne Moore and Joanna Vanderham in What Maisie Knew – trailer

Coogan and Moore star in the Henry James adaptation as a couple fighting over their six-year-old daughter Maisie


Steve Coogan, Julianne Moore, Joanna Vanderham and Alexander Skarsgård star in What Maisie Knew – see the new trailer for the film below.


Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, What Maisie Knew is based on the book of the same name by Victorian author Henry James.  

The film follows the story of Maisie, an intelligent six-year-old (newcomer Onata Aprile) who observes as her parent’s relationships disintegrate around her. When her parents – Coogan playing an art dealer and Moore as an ageing rock star – divorce, Maisie becomes a pawn caught in the middle. Soon both her parents remarry, but as those ties start to break apart too, Maisie finds herself drawn closer and closer to her stepmother and stepfather…

Joanna Vanderham stars as Margot, Maisie’s nanny. Rising star Vanderham has recently appeared as the lead role in BBC1’s The Paradise and played upper-class socialite Pamela in Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge. True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård plays Maisie’s step-dad.

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is set to star in the upcoming Carrie remake, while Steven Coogan is currently working on the Alan Partridge film.


What Maisie Knew is yet to receive a confirmed UK release date