Thank you TVLine for this exciting news!
Janelle Brown’s novel Pretty Things hasn’t even been released yet, but its TV adaptation just snagged an Emmy winner.
Nicole Kidman has signed on to star in and executive-produce the potential series, which is in development at Amazon after the streamer won rights to the novel.
Set for release on April 21, Pretty Things follows two very different women — a grifter and an heiress, both described as brilliant and damaged — who try to survive “the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play,” per the official description. Kidman will fill one of the two lead roles, but it’s not yet clear which character she will play.
Brown will also serve as an executive producer with Kidman, as will Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale), who is set to direct.
Pretty Things is one of several TV projects that Kidman has in the works. She’ll next be seen in the HBO drama The Undoing (which recently pushed its premiere date to the fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic), and she’ll star in Hulu’s series adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers, a novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Kidman is also involved with Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom, though Netflix has also suspended production on that project due to coronavirus concerns.
Yesterday HBO released the May premiere date of their new limited series The Undoing. Later that day Nicole attended a press conference in Beverly Hills for the show.
Nicole’s new limited series The Undoing will premiere on May 10th.
Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman will be back on HBO with her new limited series The Undoing on Sunday, May 10, as revealed in the above trailer.
The dramatic thriller — adapted by BLL writer/EP David E. Kelley from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known — stars Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser, a Manhattan power couple whose idyllic life is rocked by “a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations,” per the official logline. “Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.”
The cast also includes Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) and Donald Sutherland (Trust, Dirty Sexy Money). Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directed all six episodes.
I really enjoyed Nicole’s film The Upside where she starred opposite Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart. Captures from the film are now in the gallery.
Nicole walked the red carpet in a beautiful sapphire blue Michael Kors gown this past Sunday at the SAG Awards. You can tell that Nicole had a fun night with her friends!
With my Big Little Lies and Bombshell families at the SAG-AFTRA awards today! A day of celebration, pride, happiness, humility, and so many other emotions 💕 Thank you, fellow actors for letting me dance with you and for letting me share these women and their stories. I am so honored and grateful xx
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 19 | Screen Actors Guild Awards
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 19 | Screen Actors Guild Awards – Audience
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 19 | Screen Actors Guild Awards – Ceremony
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 19 | Screen Actors Guild Awards – Backstage
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 19 | Screen Actors Guild Awards – Peole Magazine Party
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ET’s Keltie Knight spoke with the ‘Bombshell’ cast at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which aired Sunday on TNT and TBS.
Nicole Kidman And Laura Dern Tease Possible ‘Big Little Lies’ MOVIE
ET’s Keltie Knight spoke with the ‘Big Little Lies’ cast at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which aired Sunday on TNT and TBS.
Nicole walked the red carpet this weekend at the Producers Guild Awards wearing an off-shoulder white jumpsuit designed by J. Mendel.
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2020 > January 18 | Producers Guild Awards
Thank you to Deadline for this rundown from the TCA Press Tour panel for The Undoing.
HBO’s The Undoing debuts in May and creator/writer David E. Kelley was joined on the TCA stage by fellow EP and director Susanne Bier as well as EP/star Nicole Kidman and actors Hugh Grant and Noma Dumezweni to talk about the six-part limited series based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have Known.
This marks another collaboration between Kelley and Kidman who worked together on two seasons of the Emmy-winning Big Little Lies. That said, the two were asked if we can expect more from the ladies from Monterey County.
Kidman said they would love to make a third season, but the pair have been focusing on The Undoing and the rest of the cast is just too busy. “I don’t think we’d ever get Laura [Dern] back!” she laughs. She also mentions how Zoe Kravitz is going to be busy in the new Batman film. “Everyone’s working,” she adds. “Hopefully we can collide again at one point.”
The Undoing centers on Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Grant) and young son (Noah Jupe) who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
The privileged and affluent characters folded into scandalous circumstances is bound to draw comparisons to Big Little Lies but for Kelley, there was nothing intentional about the similarities.
“We gravitate to material that fascinates us,” he said. “In this piece, the theme and core of denial that the characters lived in drew me in. He said that the story “gives rise to delusions that have a surprising tenacity” and how for many, “the facts are the facts but the stories are better.”
The Undoing and Big Little Lies explore the constructs of the perfect world and Kelley said beyond that, the two series have little in common.
Kelley is known for telling female-driven stories and with the need for more representation front and center, many think that perhaps more women should be writing these stories. For him, he is all for it and although he wrote The Undoing, he said Bier took full control. “She’s the mastermind of this piece. We are all better off having her in charge and in control,” he said.
Kidman said it was a very collaborative environment on set and feels like six hours of cinema that Bier created. She said that Kelley was great when it came to collaborating. “Whatever I bring, he absorbed it and really listened,” she added.
The Undoing also stars Noah Jupe, Donald Sutherland, Edgar Ramirez, Lily Rabe, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Matilda De Angelis.
Kelley executive produces The Undoing through David E. Kelley Prods. and serves as showrunner. Bier executive produces and will direct all episodes. Kidman executive produces with Per Saari through their Blossom Films alongside Bruna Papandrea via Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.
Nicole attended the panel for her new limited series on HBO, The Undoing at the TCA Winter Press Tour this past week.