After jointly optioning Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, the two Oscar winners previously announced that they would star in a film adaptation of the bestselling murder mystery. Now comes news that the project will be a miniseries instead, with writer David E. Kelley attached. It is reportedly being shopped around at premium cable networks and streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
Big Little Lies focuses on three mothers of kindergarteners in the same class who become embroiled in a homicide investigation, exploring with humor and compassion issues of infidelity, divorce, domestic violence, and school bullying.
Moriarty is also the author of the novels What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and The Husband’s Secret.
Witherspoon and Kidman will next be seen in two other book adaptations, the former in Wild (Dec. 5), the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s hiking memoir, and the latter in Paddington (Jan. 16), a live-action version of the beloved children’s book series.