Elizabeth Olsen is about to star in a brand new HBO Max restricted sequence that boasts an all-star lineup behind the digicam as properly.
Olsen will star in “Love and Death,” which hails from author and government producer David E. Kelley. Nicole Kidman may even government produce, with Lesli Linka Glatter onboard to direct.
The sequence relies on the true story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who murdered her buddy from church, Betty Gore, with an axe in 1980. Olsen will star as Montgomery. The show is impressed by the e-book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” and a group of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II”).
“This is a gripping story in regards to the frustrations and needs of two ladies in a small city that culminates in a horrible act of violence,” stated Sarah Aubrey, head of authentic content material for HBO Max. “We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per and extremely lucky to have Elizabeth on the heart of our story to deliver out all of the layers of Candy that make this story so unforgettable.”
“Love and Death” shall be produced by Lionsgate Television for HBO Max. Kelley government produces through David E. Kelley Productions, whereas Kidman and Per Saari government produce by Blossom Films. Linka Glatter may even government produce in addition to directing, with Scott Brown and Megan Creydt of Texas Monthly, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick and Helen Verno additionally government producing.
This is now the second high-profile undertaking in regards to the Candy Montgomery case introduced throughout the previous 12 months. Elisabeth Moss is about to star as Montgomery in the restricted sequence “Candy,” which hails from UCP and is presently in improvement at Hulu.
“We can not think about a extra good artist to play the main function of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen,” stated Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group. Her expertise, charisma and power can bewitch audiences like no different. We’re proud to be collaborating with a world-class artistic staff of Lesli, David and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing sequence and to deliver one other thrilling premium property to our companions at HBO Max.”
News of the sequence comes on the heels of Olsen starring in the critically-acclaimed Disney Plus sequence “WandaImaginative and prescient,” in which she reprised the function of Wanda Maximoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Prior to the sequence, Olsen had appeared in 4 movies in the MCU whereas she may even seem in the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” She has beforehand starred in reveals like “Sorry for Your Loss” in addition to movies like “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”
She is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Sloane Offer.
“Love and Death” additionally marks the newest collaboration for TV veteran Kelley and Kidman. The first was the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO drama “Big Little Lies,” in which Kidman starred in addition to government producing. Most not too long ago they teamed for “The Undoing,” one other HBO manufacturing that starred Kidman and Hugh Grant. Up subsequent is “Nine Perfect Strangers” at Hulu, which relies on the e-book of the identical title by “Big Little Lies” creator Liane Moriarty.
Kelley is repped by CAA and lawyer Michael Gendler. Kidman is repped by CAA, Media Talent Group, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Linka Glatter is a a number of time Emmy nominee in addition to an Academy Award nominee. She is greatest identified for her work on the hit Showtime sequence “Homeland,” however has additionally helmed episodes of different hit reveals like “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “West Wing,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”
She is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Lichter, Grossman, Texas Monthly is repped by CAA.