Nicole Kidman will star in and executive produce HBO’s forthcoming David E. Kelley limited series “The Undoing,” the network announced Monday.
“The Undoing,” based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, will tell the story of Grace Sachs, a successful therapist who lives with her husband and young son. Grace must dismantle her life and start anew after “a chain of terrible revelations,” a missing husband and a violent murder.
Kelley will write and serve as showrunner for the series. Executive producers will be Kelley, Kidman, Per Saari from Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. A search for a director is underway, HBO said.
Hulu has landed “Little Fires Everywhere,” a limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington based on the book of the same name.
Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine will produce the series — its first venture as a studio — along with Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios.
Celeste Ng’s novel “Little Fires Everywhere” follows “picture-perfect” Elena Richardson and a newcomer to her Cleveland suburb, the enigmatic Mia Warren. As Elena’s children become drawn to Mia and her daughter, Pearl, Elena becomes determined to uncover Mia’s mysterious past.
The Metropolitan Opera of New York has fired conductor James Levine, announcing the move Monday after finding “credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
The Met launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in December allegations of sexual abuse. The Times’ story Monday of Levine’s firing reported that the opera company said it had interviewed 70 people before terminating Levine.
Here is the full text of the Met’s statement, posted at the close of business Monday:
Held in partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls and featuring Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, the summit brought together 5,000 women, girls and allies to discuss issues ranging from entrepreneurship to violence against women.
A judge on Monday rejected Rose McGowan’s request to dismiss a felony drug charge against her, which means the cocaine possession case will move forward.
The court found insufficient evidence to support the actress’ claim that cocaine was planted in her lost wallet by operatives of Harvey Weinstein who were trying to silence her rape allegations against the former studio head, the Blast reported.
McGowan, who has pleaded not guilty, said she misplaced the wallet on a red-eye flight that arrived at Dulles International Airport in early 2017. She was on her way to the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.
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