Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner, along with Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard, have optioned screen rights to The New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies. The Oscar-winning actresses will shape the novel by Liane Moriarty as a star vehicle for themselves. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea and Blossom partner Per Saari will produce with Kidman and Witherspoon.
The novel tells the comic tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The book just got published. Pacific Standard and Blossom Films, both book-smart companies, have been busy. Pacific Standard just produced the Jean Marc Vallee-directed Wild for Fox Searchlight based on the Cheryl Strayed memoir, with Witherspoon starring; the David Fincher-directed Gone Girl; and the untitled Anne Fletcher-directed comedy that stars Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara for MGM and New Line.
Books on the Pacific Standard slate include Pennyroyal’s Boot Camp and The Engagements at Fox 2000. Blossom Films is currently filming the Jason Bateman-directed adaptation of the Kevin Wilson novel The Family Fang, with Kidman and Bateman starring together. Blossom produced Rabbit Hole, which got Kidman an Oscar nom, and Monte Carlo. Also in the works are book adaptations of The Silent Wife and Reconstructing Amelia, the latter in development at HBO Films.
Toronto International Film Festival announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 39th Toronto International Film Festival that will be held September 4 to 14. Wild and The Good Lie were announced. Congrats Reese!
Wild – USA International Premiere
After years of reckless behaviour, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals Cheryl’s terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens and ultimately heals her. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann and Kevin Rankin.
The Good Lie – USA World Premiere
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and an ensemble of young Sudanese actors — all of whom have direct personal ties to the war in their country — bring the inspiring and uplifting story of The Lost Boys of the Sudan to the screen in a film about heartbreak and hope, survival and triumph. Also starring Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel, Ger Duany, Emmauel Jal and Femi Oguns.
Now, we are waiting for dates and all the programming to be officially announced. Stay tuned on Sweet Reese!
From the first cringe-inducing, blister-ridden descriptions of Cheryl Strayed’s hike down the Pacific Coast Trail to the dozens of women who’ve literally followed in her footsteps in the years since Wild became a national phenomenon, describing the story as “gripping” doesn’t really begin to cover it.
Check it out the first official trailer for Wild below:
The first official movie poster of Wild has been released today and Reese posted this first poster on her instagram account to promote de movie as well. Also, I’ve added a new promotional still from the movie. You can check all the pictures of this movie in our gallery by clicking the thumbnails below:
As we know, Devil’s Knot hasn’t been released in cinemas worldwide. But the film has already been released on DVD and you can guarantee your copy. So, make sure to watch!
For today, I’ve added the movie screen captures in our gallery and you can check out by clicking the thumbnails below:
The first official trailer for Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming film The Good Lie has been unveiled.
The Good Lie dramatises the plight of Sudanese refugees who fight for relocation to the US. Reese portrays determined advocate Carrie Davis, who works tirelessly on behalf of four young Lost Boys of Sudan once they arrive in the US.
Remember that The Good Lie will be released on October 3 in the US and on September 26 in the UK.