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The two actors join Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the David E. Kelley limited series, along with previously announced stars Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz and Kathryn Newton.
Based on Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel of the same name, “Big Little Lies” is a darkly comic drama centering on three mothers (Witherspoon, Kidman, Dern) of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Skarsgård will play Kidman’s husband, Perry, a successful businessman, loving father and devoted husband. Tupper will play Witherspoon’s ex-husband, who’s now married to a young yoga instructor (Kravitz) and faces the challenges of co-parenting a teenage daughter (Newton) with his ex-wife.
Kidman is playing Celeste, who’s the envy of her peers as she seems to have it all. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgard is putting down stakes at HBO again with a co-starring role opposite Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the cabler’s star-studded limited series Big Little Lies, TVLine has learned.
David E. Kelley is penning the eight-episode adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s 2014 darkly comic novel about three three mothers (Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley) of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Skarsgard will play Perry Wright, devoted husband to Kidman’s Celeste.
HBO has rounded out its cast for limited series Big Little Lies, starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and James Tupper (Revenge) have been cast as male leads opposite Kidman and Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, who was reported to have been in talks, has now closed her deal. They join previously announced Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz and Kathryn Newton. Additional new cast members are Jeffrey Nordling (Desperate Housewives… »
Alexander Skarsgard and James Tupper lead the latest cast additions to HBO’s “Big Little Lies” starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, the company announced Tuesday. Skarsgard has been cast as Perry, Kidman’s character Celeste’s husband, while Tupper will play Nathan, ex-husband to Witherspoon’s character Madeline. Other new cast members include Jeffrey Nordling, P.J. Byrne, Kelen Coleman, Sarah Burns, Virginia Kull, Sarah Baker, Kathreen Khavari, Larry Bates and Gia Carides. Also Read: 'Heroes' Alum Santiago Cabrera Joins Reese Witherspoon in HBO's 'Big Little Lies' (Exclusive) Witherspoon’s “Wild” collaborator Jean-Marc Vallee is directing “Big Little Lies, »
- Linda Ge
HBO's Big Little Lies is firming up its cast. The premium cable network on Tuesday confirmed that Shailene Woodley will play the third leading role and cast True Blood alum Alexander Skarsgard as Nicole Kidman's on-screen husband. Additionally, Revenge grad James Tupper has been tapped to play Reese Witherspoon's ex. The comedic drama centers on three mothers (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Woodley) of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name, Big Little Lies hails from David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal), who is writing the seven-episode
- Lesley Goldberg
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