Nicole Kidman to star in new HBO limited series
Nicole Kidman will star alongside Maya Erskine in HBO’s new limited series, ‘The Perfect Nanny’.
Nicole Kidman is teaming up with ‘PEN15′ actress Maya Erskine for another limited series. The ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ actress is set to lead and executive produce the HBO series adaptation of Leïla Slimani’s thriller novel, ‘The Perfect Nanny.’
This will be Kidman’s third and latest collaboration with HBO, after working together on the Dramas ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Undoing.’ The series will also have Erskine in an acting role, as well as a writer and executive producer for the project.
Slimani’s novel is inspired by the 2012 murders of the Krim Family’s two children who were stabbed to death by their part-time caretaker. The novel is titled ‘Chanson Douce’, or ‘Lullaby’ in English.
The novel, originally published in France, follows an increasingly co-dependant relationship between a couple and the nanny they hire for their children. Its translated version has become an international bestseller.
The logline for HBO reads: “A seemingly perfect nanny goes to work for a couple with two young children, but her helpful personality eventually deteriorates into something sinister.”
The project will be executive produced by Per Saari for Blossom films, Philippe Godeau for Pan-Européenne, and Pascal Caucheteux for Why Not Productions. It is a production by Legendary Entertainment and HBO.
Kidman’s upcoming projects
Kidman has several upcoming projects in the works. The 55-year-old will star in Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming series, ‘Lioness’. Kidman will also serve as executive producer on that series.
‘Lioness’ is based on a real-life CIA operation. The show will follow a team of operatives attempting to bring down a terrorist organization from within using a female operative to infiltrate the organization.
Kidman will star alongside other actors such as Morgan Freeman, Zoe Saldaña, and Laysla De Oliveira. There is no set date yet for the series’ release.
Erskin is also busy with current and upcoming work. Right now she is filming ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,’ a comedy TV. series based on the 2005 movie of the same name, created by Donald Glover.
She is also cast in Netflix’s upcoming animated action series ‘Blue Eye Samurai.’ It’s rumored that Erskine will play the lead voice.
‘Blue Eye Samurai’ will center on a mixed-race master of the sword who lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge in Edo-period Japan. Erskine’s official character name and release date for the series has yet to be revealed.
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