Amazon green-lights adaptation of Janelle Brown's novel 'Pretty Things', Nicole Kidman to star and produce
Amazon Prime Video is going ahead with the book-to-screen adaptation of Janelle Brown's upcoming thriller novel 'Pretty Things'. It will star Hollywood actor Nicole Kidman in the lead, and will also be produced by Kidman, under the aegis of her film company, Blossom Films.
Kidman is also the star of another of Amazon Prime Video's book-to-screen adaptations in the works at the moment — Samantha Downing’s My Lovely Wife. She had earlier starred in HBO's Big Little Lies, an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name, and has another upcoming limited series called 'The Undoing' with HBO, which also has been adapted from a novel.
Nicole Kidman owns Blossom Films along with Per Saari. Saari will also executive produce the series, which will be directed by Reed Morano, who has earlier directed Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Morano will also executive produce.
Pretty Things is a suspense thriller that has generated considerable buzz even before release. Published by Random House, the novel by Janelle Brown will be released on 21st April. Amazon Prime Video won the development rights for the novel after a bidding war with multiple suitors.
Pretty Things follows the lives of two ambitious women whose past is linked by a terrifying secret that threatens to destroy their present. The actress who will play the other protagonist is yet to be finalised.