HBO has picked up the limited series BIG LITTLE LIES, with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon attached to star. The series is based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The story tells the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Kidman will have a producing role, with Witherspoon set to executive produce. The pickup is similar to True Detective, which HBO put to series order with high-profile actors attached.
Known for roles in Moulin Rouge and The Others, Kidman is set to star in the upcoming thriller The Silent Wife, and in the drama My Wild Life.
Witherspoon is known for her roles in Legally Blonde and Wild, for which she won an Oscar. She can be seen this weekend in the film Hot Pursuit.
Kidman and Witherspoon are repped by CAA.