Big Little Lies Adam Scott

Big Little Lies: Adam Scott, Laura Dern Join HBO's Upcoming Limited Series

HBO’s web of Lies has snatched up some very familiar faces.

Parks and Recreation vet Adam Scott and Enlightened alum Laura Dern have boarded Big Little Lies, the pay cabler’s limited-series adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel.

The project, which is being written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal), centers on three mothers  — to be played by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and potentially Shailene Woodley — whose seemingly perfect lives unravel… to the point of murder.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott will play Ed Mackenzie, the stable and loving husband to Madeline (Witherspoon), while Dern will portray Renata Klein, a powerful career woman and anti-bullying crusader.

Additionally, Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) has signed on to play the daughter of Witherspoon’s character, according to TheWrap.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Looks like this confirms it is an American adaptation as the book originally took place in Australia. So far the casting seems great. I did originally think Nicole was going to play Madeline but Reese makes more sense for that type of character. Nicole then should be Celeste. Adam is perfect as Ed, Laura should be great as Renata, and the teen actress look right for Abigail. Now even more excited to see who’s casted as Celeste’s husband Perry, Madeline’s ex-husband Nathan and his new wife Bonnie, and the coffee shop owner Tom.