"We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David", said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming "and can't wait to bring this show to life".
Kelley will executive produce and write the scripts that focus on Grace Sachs (Kidman), a successful therapist who is about to publish her first book when disaster strikes? someone dies, her husband goes missing, and her ideal life with her son is turned upside down. She lives in New York City with her devoted husband and young son. Left to pick up the pieces after the "very public disaster", Grace "must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself" - and face the horror she feels in knowing she failed to heed her own warnings. Kidman's Blossom Films partner Per Saari will also exec produce. A search for a director is under way.
The Undoing reunites Kidman, Kelley, and Papandrea, who worked together on HBO's Emmy-winning Big Little Lies. The adaptation was written by David E. Kelley. All three will also be executive producers on The Undoing.
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Nicole Kidman is set to star in "The Undoing".
"I loved this book", said Kelley, "A character driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO".
Big Little Lies fans, there's good news for you, too: Witherspoon announced the cast is reuniting for a second season this week, with Meryl Streep as a new cast member.
Kelley is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler. Abrams' Demimonde, Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country, True Detective, Sharp Objects, The Deuce and Here and Now, among others.