In the 60 second glimpse that we've been given for the new HBO series Big Little Lies, it is difficult to deduce what the show is about another than to say there will be a lot of sex and a bit of violence for good measure. Featuring two actresses more accustomed to the big screen end of town in Hollywood, namely Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, the pair announced they would be joining forces for the project back in 2014. All in order to maximize their Academy Award billing for the television series that will be hitting cable subscribers next year.
Kidman and Witherspoon A Major Coupe For HBO
The two have crossed paths on many a red carpet down the years. But this will be the first time Aussie Kidman and Witherspoon have had the chance to properly work together on set. The binge-worthy drama centered on the pitfalls of upper class American life has both women on board in a co-producing capacity as well. Ensuring that every part of the limited series is up to their high standards.
Kidman should know the subject material well as it was created close to home. The show will be an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Australian novel Big Little Lies. And both women will feature alongside Shailene Woodley who completes the trio of on-screen moms to star in the show.
Strong Ensemble Cast To Support The Leading Ladies
With Jean-Marc Vallée on board to direct the ambitious production and seasoned pro David E. Kelley helping him in a producers capacity, the pieces are in place to make this another work of art from HBO. But to truly make it a masterpiece, it has to be more than just those guys behind the scenes with the two blonde bombshells working their magic.
The cast is rounded out via the talents of Wild at Heart star Laura Dern, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 funny man Adam Scott. Let's also throw in The Legend of Tarzan himself, Alexander Skarsgård. It might be very white and very suburban, but for a short and sweet show the offering looks tasty. Even if we only caught a one minute short.