Nicole Kidman And Reese Witherspoon Are Coming to TV

If the latest reports coming from the US are to be believed, Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon could be coming to TV. According to Entertainment Weekly and other reliable sources like E! and the New York Post, the actresses have signed on to star in a limited series based on the New York Times best-selling book Big Little Lies. 

Boston Legal, The Practice and Ally McBeal creator/writer, David E. Kelley is said to be attached to write and executive-produce the show. 

From author Liane Moriarty, the subversive comedy tells the story of three mothers of kindergartners whose perfect lives begin to unravel to the point of murder.

Kidman and her production banner Blossom Films, as well as Witherspoon and her banner Pacific Standard, optioned the rights to the book in August for a potential feature film, but the project will now be shopped as a limited series to various cable networks and streaming services in the United States. 

Kelley, Witherspoon, Kidman and Moriarty will all executive-produce.

Kidman and Witherspoon will be joining a trend of Oscar winners taking on tv projects. Something that was unheard of and frowned upon in gone years. For a movie star to act in a television show was seen as a step down in an actor's career. Now times have changed. TV can resurrect careers and even enhance a star's mass appeal. 

In the past year, audiences have seen movie stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective (with Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, and Vince Vaughn replacing them for season 2).

Angelinah Jolie's ex husband Billy Bob Thornton  starrred in Fargo while Halle Berry is starring in Extant.

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