Nicole Kidman Set to Star in 'the Undoing'

The actress will reunite with Kelley and fellow 'Big Little Lies' exec producer Bruna Papandrea on the drama which is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book 'You Should Have Known.'

A search for a director is underway.

"I loved this book", said Kelley, "A character driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO".

Kidman will star as Grace Sachs, an Upper East Side therapist who is weeks away from publishing her first book, called "You Should Have Known". In 2010, Kidman executive produced and starred in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Appearing on Late Night With Seth Myers last Thursday, Big Little Lies co-star and co-producer Reese Witherspoon revealed the pair, along with new cast member Meryl Streep, would be starting filming their second series this week. Kidman will again star and executive produce with Per Saari for Blossom Films while Kelley will write and executive produce.

'I'm excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelley'. If "Big Little Lies" didn't have enough intrigue and mystery for you, then this ought to ramp it up. Just before her first book is about to be published, someone close to her dies and her husband goes AWOL.

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"The Undoing", reunites Kidman, Kelley, and Papandrea, who worked together on HBO's Emmy-winning "Big Little Lies".

"We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David", said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming "and can't wait to bring this show to life".

The Undoing comes shortly after Hulu edged HBO - among other high-profile outlets - for rights to Reese Witherspoon starrer Little Fires Everywhere. Kidman's Blossom Films is also teaming with Witherspoon and Papandrea to adapt Big Little Lies author Laine Moriarty's new novel Truly Madly Guilty into a limited series.

Kidman and Kelley both won Emmys for "Big Little Lies" a year ago - she for acting and producing, he for producing - as part of the series' eight-trophy haul.

Kelley is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

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