It’s confirmed! Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are set to star in David E. Kelley’s “Big Little Lies” Limited Series. Read on for further details.
According to Deadline, the actresses will not only star in the upcoming TV series adaptation but will also produce this limited run-series under Kidman’s Blossom Films and Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard production banners.
Last Aug. 6, 2014, a report was published on Deadline, confirming the screen rights being placed under the Oscar-winning actresses’ respective production banners. Blossom Films and Pacific Standard are both production companies that have produced book-based films in the past. Pacific Standard has produced “Gone Girl,” “Wild” and “Don’t Mess with Texas.” Blossom Films, on the other hand, has produced “Rabbit Hole,” which landed Nicole Kidman an Oscar nomination, “The Family Fang,” with “The Silent Wife” and “Reconstructing Amelia” in the works
Actress Reese Witherspoon hopes to start the shooting of the series next year.
“We are very busy reading, reading, reading and trying to identify projects. We’re looking to change what we see in film – strong female leads that are dynamic and interesting,” says Witherspoon in an interview by Donna Freydkin of USA Today.
The New York Times bestseller, “Big Little Lies,” was written by Liane Moriarty and tells the story of three mothers of kindergarteners and how little lies spilled at a school trivia turn into a big mess. It follows the story of three women who have different stories to tell and whose seemingly perfect lives end up to the point of murder: Madeline, Celeste and Jane.
The publisher describes Madeline as “a force to be reckoned with.” She’s the type that does not forgive, remembers every detail and does not let every single mistake pass her by. Celeste may be a mother of twin boys, but she’s the type to make boys stop and stare. Jane is a single mom who has just moved into the community with her son. She often gets mistaken for a nanny because of her age. That’s just too sad!
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