Nicole Kidman has been quite at home on film, where she’s one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but that’s not stopping her from making a move to the small screen.
Kidman is reportedly set to join fellow actress Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies, based on the book of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty. The story follows three women with outwardly perfect lives who get caught up in a murder mystery. Although the project hasn’t found a home yet, producer David E. Kelley–the man behind such television hits as Ally McBeal and L.A. Law–will write the script and it’s rumored that it may find a place on HBO, or possibly Netflix.
The project was originally optioned by Pacific Standard and Blossom Films–Witherspoon and Kidman’s respective production companies–to be turned into a film, but will instead become a limited series with the possibility of renewal depending on ratings.
According to Deadline, the series is creating as much buzz as True Detective did before it became a smash hit for HBO. With two Academy Award winners involved–plus the Emmy Award-winning talent of Kelley–it’s bound to be a success.
Both Witherspoon and Kidman will co-executive produce.