The Emmy winner has signed on to produce and star in an HBO original movie based on Ann Hood’s best-selling novel The Knitting Circle. HBO Films optioned rights to the semi-autobiographical book, which centers on a mother mourning the death of her young daughter and struggling to overcome the grief that jeopardizes every aspect of her life — including her marriage. She begins to find her way back into the world through a knitting circle.
Dirty Sexy Money creator and award-wining playwright Craig Wright will pen the adaptation. The gig brings Wright back into the HBO fold for the first time since his days as a Six Feet Under scribe.