Elizabeth Olsen To Star As Candy Montgomery In ‘Love And Death’ Limited Series – Deadline

HBO Max has greenlighted Love and Death, a restricted collection concerning the true story of Wylie, TX, housewife Candy Montgomery’s homicide of Betty Gore in 1980. Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) will star as Montgomery within the collection, from the Big Little Lies and The Undoing duo of David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman and Lionsgate Television.

Nicole Kidman, Lesli Linka Glatter
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Written by Kelley and directed by Homeland‘s Lesli Linka Glatter, Love and Death is impressed by the guide Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death within the Suburbs and a set of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II).The collection revolves round two church going {couples}, having fun with small city household life in Texas, till someone picks up an axe.

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Kelley govt produces by way of his David E. Kelley Productions, with Kidman and Per Saari by way of Blossom Films; Glatter; Scott Brown and Megan Creydt by means of Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; Michael Klick and Helen Verno. Lionsgate TV is the studio.
Hot coming off her starring position in Disney+’s breakout hit Marvel’s WandaVision, which just lately wrapped its first season on the streaming platform, Olsen was pursued for a number of high-profile collection from prime auspices, finally selecting Life and Death.
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“This is a gripping story concerning the frustrations and needs of two ladies in a small city that culminates in a horrible act of violence,” stated Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per and extremely lucky to have Elizabeth on the middle of our story to convey out all of the layers of Candy that make this story so unforgettable.”
This marks the most recent collection at HBO Max for Lionsgate TV, becoming a member of Love Life and the upcoming Julia and Minx. 
“We can’t think about a extra excellent artist to play the main position of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen,” stated Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “Her expertise, charisma and vitality can bewitch audiences like no different. We’re proud to be collaborating with a world-class inventive group of Lesli, David and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing collection and to convey one other thrilling premium property to our companions at HBO Max.”
Olsen will subsequent be seen reprising her position because the Scarlet Witch in MCU sequel Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, directed by Scott Derrickson. She just lately starred because the character in Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.

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Multiple Emmy-winning writer-producer Kelley, creator of The Practice, Picket Fences and Ally McBeal, has been on a roll with a string of hits,The Undoing and Big Little Lies on HBO, together with Big Sky on ABC. His newest collection, Big Shot, simply debuted on Disney+.
Multiple DGA Award-winning director Glatter has directed quite a few notable tv collection together with the Emmy-winning collection Homeland and Lionsgate’s Emmy-winning collection Mad Men. Glatter is the recipient of the Women in Film Dorothy Arzner Directing Award and the American Film Institute Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
Blossom Films is in pre-production on the tv collection adaptation of Janice Lee’s best-seller The Expatriates, with Lulu Wang directing all episodes for Amazon, and Roar, an eight-part anthology collection for Apple, based mostly on the guide of the identical title by Cecelia Ahern. Blossom just lately wrapped manufacturing on the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s newest best-selling novel Nine Perfect Strangers for Hulu.
Olsen is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Kelley is represented by CAA and Attorney Michael Gendler. Kidman is represented by CAA, Media Talent Group and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Glatter is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman and Clark. Texas Monthly is represented by CAA.

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