Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon on bringing the female-driven ‘Big Little Lies’ to life – Los Angeles Times

She had learned not to get excited. Australian author Liane Moriarty had gone through the process of having a book optioned for a movie or TV series before and had endured the realities of it getting lost in Hollywood development purgatory. 

Moriarty, though, had never done business with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

“When I met with Nicole, she was like, ‘No, no, no. If we option it, get excited.  We don’t option things just for the sake of it. We don’t have time for that,’ ” Moriarty said by phone when recalling her midmorning coffee meeting with Kidman in a Sydney suburb about 18 months ago.  

“She kept her word.”

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon on bringing the female-driven ‘Big Little Lies’ to life – Los Angeles Times

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