Big Stars, Little Screen
What attracted movie stars like Nicole Kidman and
Reese Witherspoon to the seven-episode HBO drama Big Little Lies? “For a minute, we looked at it as a film,” says Nicole, who also coproduced this adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s best seller about cutthroat moms in picturesque Monterey, Calif. “But we needed time to do justice to these women, and to squeeze it into two hours would be tough.” Who’s a killer — and who gets killed — remains a mystery for much of the miniseries. Teases Reese, “Murder is just a hair’s breadth away for some of these people.”
TUNE IN! Big Little Lies debuts Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO
Nicole Kidman plays an unhappy ex-lawyer.
Reese Witherspoon is the queen bee.
Laura Dern plays a snooty tech exec.
Shailene Woodley is a shady newcomer.