What Maisie Knew is a 2012 drama film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. It stars Julianne Moore, Alexander SkarsgiTrd, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham and Steve Coogan, and is an adaptation of the Henry James' novel What Maisie Knew, set in modern-day New York City. The film was premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012. Susanna (Julianne Moore) is a pushy but seductive rock and roll icon married to Beale (Steve Coogan), a charming, distracted art dealer. Unnerved by the prospect of middle-aged stasis and drawn to other lovers, the couple eventually divorces. Maisie (Onata Aprile), their only child, is caught in the middle of it all, a flesh-and-blood bargaining tool who winds up being shuttled back and forth between her parents as they each attempt to start their lives afresh with new partners (Alexander SkarsgiTrd and Joanna Vanderham).