Liane MoriartyLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty will see another of her novels be turned into a TV seires
Netflix is adapting Moriarty's Three Wishes, about three wildly different sisters whose Manhattan wedding weekend celebration ends in tragedy. Moriarty will also serve as executive producer.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
David E. Kelley thinks a woman should reboot Ally McBeal, says Meryl Streep's "delicious" character inspired more Big Little Lies
"I do think because of the gender politics that were so part and parcel of Ally McBeal, it's become very relevant and ripe," Kelley tells The Hollywood Reporter of his Emmy-winning Fox series. "So, I'd be open to the idea of Ally McBeal being done again, but I don't think it should be done by me. If it were going to be done, it really should be done by a woman. If it's going to be new, it should be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours." As for returning to Big Little Lies for a second season, Kelly says author Liane Moriarty had a "genius" idea to introduce the character played by Streep. "It's a delicious character and I felt bringing her in was both liberating and daunting," he says. "Daunting because she sets a high bar and you have to measure up, but liberating in that now the show's not going to be compared to last year. There was freedom in that."
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 3:37PM EST
Nicole Kidman helped recruit Meryl Streep to Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty says Streep was her dream casting for the new role of Perry’s mom . “And the producers were laughing at me because they were saying, ‘You’ve become so Hollywood,’ as in, picking up the phone and saying, ‘Get me Meryl,’” says Moriarty, in an interview with The Telegraph. “They were teasing me … but then they were saying, it’s not beyond the realm of possibilities because Nicole and Meryl are friends.” Moriarity says Kidman pulled through: “Nicole sent me an email saying, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’”
Posted Tuesday 9/19/17 at 11:03PM EDT
Big Little Lies author reveals the horrifying real-life story behind the series
“It came from a really horrible ex-boyfriend,” says Liane Moriarty, “who I took great pleasure in killing off. First in the book, and then it was very nice to see it happen in the series. Then Nicole took it from there.”