HBO has ordered Big Little Lies, a new limited series drama writen and produced by David E. Kelley, with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon set to star and produce.
Big Little Lies will follow the lives of three mothers who all have children in kindergarten. Their lives begin to unravel, however, amid a series of events that eventually leads them to murder.
Witherspoon, Kidman, and Kelley will all serve as executive producers. Witherspoon will do so through Pacific Standard along with Bruna Papandrea, while Kidman will produce through Blossom Films with Per Saari.
Big Little Lies is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. She will also serve in a producing capacity on the series. EW previously confirmed that Witherspoon and Kidman had optioned the rights to the novel earlier this year.
In an interview with the LA Times, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon had plenty to say about everything but Hot Pursuit, the movie I will be seeing this weekend regardless of how terribly it’s reviewed. After a little fluff regarding Witherspoon’s fluency in Spanish, the conversation—which also included Anne Fletcher, the film’s director—evolved into a discussion about women in Hollywood, the lack of Latin American “creators,” and the importance of social media.
On watching Reese struggle with her Spanish lines:
VERGARA: When I hear her speak Spanish I realize why I’m funny to Americans. It was one of the great scenes for me because I would see how she was struggling and suffering. It’s hard to really be acting when you’re translating. The emotion can’t come. So I enjoyed this because she was feeling what I feel every day.
On Latin American actors:
VERGARA: Mainly the problem is there aren’t Latin people creating content. Many of them are doing soap operas. It is a lack of Latin people writing. It’s not the fault I think of an American writer. Usually when you write, you write what you know about. I admire the people who write for Gloria in “Modern Family.” They’re mostly men. Mostly they’ve had wives like Julie Bowen’s character, but they’ve never had a Latin woman.
Step aside, please, Gwyneth.
There’s a new celebrity brand in town.
Nashville-born Reese Witherspoon has launched Draper James, a retail brand with a focus on fashion, accessories and home décor inspired by the American South.
Think lots of monograms, preppy prints, cheery colors and hostess gifts galore.
It’s named after Reese’s grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, who, according to a press release, “remain today her greatest influences.”
“I created Draper James to honor my past and allow others to embrace the beauty, style and excitement that embodies what is happening in the South today,” Witherspoon says in a statement.
In addition to clothes, accessories and home items, there is a “Love, Reese” section of the website where we learn of the actress’ fondess for luncheons. There’s also a city guide to New Orleans, and a section of “Southernisms,” which include cheeky sayings such as “Am I overdressed? Yes. Oh good.”
THE WHOLE THING MAKES US WANT TO WATCH STEEL MAGNOLIAS.
But she’s also trying to keep it real, which means working with Southern artisans and producing things in Southern factories.
Oh, and Nashville residents can look forward to a Draper James store opening this fall.
Yesterday, as announced by her on twitter, Reese was at Live with Kelly and Michael. While I find a full interview to grab enjoy a couple of clips from their site archive.
And one more video about her family.
Reese is hosting SNL this Saturday and we’ve got one HQ promo-still from it and promos she and Aidy Bryant did for the show. Enjoy!
Television Shows > 2015 – Saturday Night Live > 40×20 – Promo Stills
Yesterday Reese was guest of Late Show with David Letterman and I’ve grabbed some images of her arrival and a video from the interview.
Interviews & Talk Shows > 2015 > May 05: Late Show With David Letterman