Nicole Kidman buys film and TV rights for 'Big Little Lies' writer Liane Moriarty's upcoming book 'Nine Perfect Strangers'
'Nine Perfect Strangers' is expected to revolve around a remote health resort where a group of people decides to gather for a reboot of their lives.
Nicole Kidman starrer 'Big Little Lies' has been receiving rave reviews and recognition since its release. And now, branching out to the production side of things, the Australian actress' Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea’s 'Made Up Stories' have finally closed a deal for movie and TV rights to Liane Moriarty's upcoming novel “Nine Perfect Strangers.” So far, Kidman is set to star in the highly anticipated novel's future production, and she will executive produce it too, along with Per Saari for Blossom Films, while Papandrea will do the same with Steve Hutensky for her 'Made Up Stories' banner.
Moriarty, who is also the author of “Big Little Lies,” will also serve as executive producer — meaning, she and Kidman are set to collaborate once again. While it is unknown whether the upcoming book will be turned into a film or a TV show, it is going to hit shelves on November 6 this year.
The plot of the book showcases a remote health resort where a group of people decides to gather for a reboot of their lives. Kidman plays the role of Frances Welty in the upcoming venture, and her character serves as the story's protagonist who happens to be a former best-selling romantic novelist mending a broken heart.
The massive success of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” earned Kidman an Emmy and Golden Globe for her role in the limited series, and also managed to raise Moriarty's work to much sought after levels in Hollywood. Kidman, Saari, and Papandrea — all three were among the executive producers on the series and are currently shooting its second season.
“Simply put, Liane Moriarty is a force of nature, not just as a virtuosic author, but as a collaborator and friend,” said Kidman in a statement. “We’re beyond thrilled to be making ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ with this extraordinary woman.”
Moriarty herself added, “I’m so very happy and thrilled to once again be working with Nicole, Per, and Bruna. They are such talented, passionate people and I have no doubt that whatever they do with my ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ it will be brilliant. I’m honored by their faith in this book – even before I’d written ‘the end’ they believed in it, and I just feel very lucky to have had them come into my life.”
As of now, Kidman will be seen next in Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman,” as well as in “Destroyer” and “Boy Erased.” she also recently finished her work on “The Goldfinch.”
Saari herself, collaborating with Kidman for their joint Blossom Films' has credits including 'Rabbit Hole', which had even earned her an Oscar nomination. Their other projects include 'The Family Fang' and 'Monte Carlo'. Other upcoming development titles of the company include adaptations of 'The Silent Wife', 'Reconstructing Amelia', and 'The Expatriates'.