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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have signed on to star in a limited series based on Laine Moriarty's book Big Little Lies written by David E. Kelley, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No network is currently attached; the limited series is being taken out to the marketplace soon where it is expected to be shopped to premium cable networks (such as HBO, Showtime, Starz) and streaming services (like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon).

Published in July, Kidman and her Blossom Films banner as well as Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard shingle optioned the rights to the No. 1 New York Times best-seller as a potential starring feature film in August.
The novel centers on three mothers to kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to a murder-mystery that takes place during a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser.

Kelley, who most recently served as showrunner on CBS' Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy The Crazy Ones, is attached to pen the series. Kidman and Witherspoon will both exec produce alongside Kelley, who currently is exploring the marketplace free of a studio-based overall deal.

Australian novelist Moriarty will serve as a producer on Big Little Lies. She previously penned best-sellers What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, The Hypnotist's Love Story and The Husband's Secret.

Witherspoon's Pacific Standard and Kidman's Blossom Films have both been active in acquiring literary projects. Pacific Standard just produced Wild and David Fincher's Gone Girl; its slate also includes Mitch Larson's fantasy book series Pennyroyal's Boot Camp, set up at Summit/Lionsgate. Blossom Films is also prepping The Silent Wife — based on best-seller Reconstructing Amelia — at HBO as well as a biography of singer Dusty Springfield.

For Oscar winners Kidman (The Hours) and Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Big Little Lies will mark their biggest TV roles to date. Big Little Lies comes as A-list talent have been flocking to TV as limited fare serves as a way to segue to the small screen with a reduced time commitment while still juggling feature films. Broadcast and cable networks have found both ratings and awards season cache with limited fare/anthologies including HBO's True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson — and season two cast Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams; Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton; as well as American Horror Story with Jessica Lange. Oscar winner Halle Berry also segued to TV this year with CBS' Steven Spielberg-produced summer drama Extant, which was renewed for a second season.

Witherspoon is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson; Kidman is with CAA, Shanahan Management and Jackoway Tyerman; 10-time Emmy winner Kelley, whose credits include Ally McBeal, Boston Public and L.A. Law, is with CAA and Gendler & Kelly.


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These are easily the biggest names yet to take the plunge and do TV, IMO. I'm already pumped for this as I love both of them.


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David E Kelly....
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Wow, I had no idea this was going to be a series rather than a movie.

The "stigma" of television is officially over; it seems like half of Hollywood has crossed over.


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HBO has landed this after a bidding war with Netflix.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... eys-789059


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I'm so excited for this.


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Nicole Kidman announced that Shailene Woodley has joined the cast. Production begins in January.


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This will officially premiere on February 19th at 9PM.


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This will officially premiere on February 19th at 9PM.


Can't wait.


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Full trailer...



This looks AWESOME and darkly hilarious.


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This premieres tomorrow! So excited!


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This was absolutely fantastic. I'm already hooked.


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I thought this was great. Very intrigued by who the victim is, almost want to spoil myself lol.


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Loved this. They're adding a lot of colors that weren't necessarily in the book (so far, beefing up Renata's role especially).

Reese was absolutely fantastic. Future material is going to give Kidman a lot to work with.


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I really liked the premiere. Very interesting. Reese was definitely great.

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I enjoyed the first episode. Maybe a bit trite at times in its satiric lampooning of this frequently targeted milieu (the too-perfect wealthy suburbanites), but the acting is tremendous, and the blend of murder mystery and humor is effective so far.

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I'm obsessed with this show.


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The acting is phenomenal. Kidman and Dern have been wonderful. And Reese is doing some career best work in this.


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I'm keen to see how this ends, the cast is really terrific.


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Incredible episode tonight. The therapy scene, wow.

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has Jane ever met Perry? I know he wasn't at the school open house... And in the most recent episode, Celeste ends the video chat right before he enters the room. I am wondering because the brief flash of the rapist from the rear sure resembled Alexander Skarsgård.

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WOW. Kidman was absolutely wonderful in "Once Bitten." Her scene at the therapist's might be the best acting I've ever seen from her, or at least close.

The episode as a whole was really really terrific, especially its frenetic, frantic atmosphere. Vallée has done such a great job with the show's overall feel.

Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley, Dern, everyone honestly. Just floored by the acting all around.

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Incredible episode tonight. The therapy scene, wow.

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has Jane ever met Perry? I know he wasn't at the school open house... And in the most recent episode, Celeste ends the video chat right before he enters the room. I am wondering because the brief flash of the rapist from the rear sure resembled Alexander Skarsgård.


I'm going to get into book spoilers here, so click at your own risk.

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No, she hasn't met Perry yet. And you're definitely on the right track.


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Its a wonderful show. Acting is brilliant and it feels like its building to an epic conclusion.

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This show is absolutely flawless. I love all the characters. Shame it's only 7 episodes. Everyone is amazing on it. I hate that Reese and Nicole will be competing against each other at the Emmys. Both are delivering career-best performances.


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Just watched the latest episode. This is already having its final episode next week? :whaa: I'm not ready yet! I didn't realize it was 7 episodes. Was thinking like 10. Ugh. I want more. I love the characters.

Anyway, everyone is terrific on this. Hope they all get award nominations. Especially Kidman, Witherspoon, and Dern.

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David wrote:
Incredible episode tonight. The therapy scene, wow.

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has Jane ever met Perry? I know he wasn't at the school open house... And in the most recent episode, Celeste ends the video chat right before he enters the room. I am wondering because the brief flash of the rapist from the rear sure resembled Alexander Skarsgård.


No fucking way. That would be crazy. I think that's going to be right.

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