Shailene Woodley joins Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon in HBO's Big Little Lies
Divergent star Shailene Woodley is joining forces with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon on HBO.
Woodley will star opposite the two women in Big Little Lies, an adaptation of the Liane Moriarty book of the same name, a “surburban noir” tale focusing on a trio of mothers of kindergarten students in a quaint Australian town who are tied together by friendship, secrets, and murder.
Kidman revealed the news at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, though HBO, which landed the project earlier this year, is not confirming the deal. She is serving as executive producer of the limited series alongside Witherspoon and Picket Fences/Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley (who is serving as its writer). The book was a New York Times best seller, and with the star wattage now in front of and behind the camera, Big Little Lies will be one of the TV’s most anticipated upcoming series, limited or otherwise.
Woodley, who starred on the small screen in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, will be back on the big screen in 2016’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Snowden.