Nicole Kidman sets third series project at Amazon Studios
After dipping her toes back into the world of television with her Emmy-winning work on Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman is keeping her small-screen streak going as she has signed on to star in and executive produce a series adaptation of Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know to Be True at Amazon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Bovell’s play, the story centers on married couple Bob and Fran Prince as they watch their adult children make shocking decisions that will change the course of their lives and explores the resilience of an enduring marriage and how familial love can evolve.
“I’ll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew’s play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theater experiences,” Kidman said in a statement. “Andrew’s play is exquisite and his scripts for the series are just as good. With Amazon’s belief, Jen Salke’s guidance, and an extraordinary producing team, we have big hopes for what this can be.”
“This is a story about family, that thing you spend your life trying to escape from only to yearn for what you’ve lost if you ever do. I’m thrilled that an actor of Nicole Kidman’s caliber leads the series in the role of Fran Price,” Bovell said in a statement. “As a mother and a woman she is complicated, difficult and utterly compelling. I’m also thrilled that a company of Amazon Studios’ significance has shown such confidence in the story and will take it to a global audience.”
The series marks the third project the Oscar-winning star/producer currently has set at the streaming platform under her first-look deal alongside The Expatriates, which has a series greenlight, and Pretty Things, which is currently in development. Bovell is set to adapt and executive produce the series alongside Kidman and Per Saari of Blossom Films, Amanda Higgs and Alastair McKinnon of Matchbox Pictures and Jan Chapman, with Amazon Studios, NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures, Blossom Films and Jan Chapman Films all producing.
“Things I Know To Be True is a wonderfully complex and intense emotional journey exploring what pulls a family apart and tests the very bonds of love that unite them,” Amazon Studios CEO Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “We are grateful to Andrew and to our partners for landing this on Prime Video, and are always so pleased to build on our slate with Nicole and Per and everyone at Blossom.”
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