Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are teaming up for a new limited series based on the book Little Fires Everywhere.
Both ladies are set to star and executive produce the new series, which is based on the bestselling book by Celeste Ng. Deadline was first to break the news that the Scandal star was teaming up with the Big Little Lies star in their first ever co-production.
Liz Tigelaar, who created The CW show Life Unexpected will write the script. The project is from Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature Studios. It is currently being shopped around to major networks, including ABC where Scandal is airing its final season and HBO who is the home to Witherspoon’s Big Little Lies.
Y’all! I’m so excited to tell you that @kerrywashington and I will be bringing Little Fires Everywhere to the screen together ! ???I love this beautiful book about motherhood ?and I can’t wait to finally collaborate with one of my favorite actresses. @hellosunshine Link in bio for details !
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Both actresses used social media to announce their new venture together.
“Y’all! I’m so excited to tell you that @kerrywashington and I will be bringing Little Fires Everywhere to the screen together. I love this beautiful book about motherhood and I can’t wait to finally collaborate with one of my favorite actresses. @hellosunshine Link in bio for details!” shared Witherspoon.
“Oh! Hello Sunshine! My dearest @reesewitherspoon it’s such a joy to join forces to act AND produce with you! Xo” exclaimed Washington.
Little Fires Everywhere takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Ng grew up. It is about two families in the area who are brought together by their children in the 1990’s. It was also part of Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s picks for 2017. She chose it as her September book.
Oh! Hello Sunshine ?! My dearest @reesewitherspoon it's such a joy to join forces to act AND produce with you! Xo #LittleFiresEverywhere @simpsonstreet
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As it turns out both Witherspoon and Washington were interested in developing the book into a limited series. They knew they had to develop it together and wanted to each have starring roles, as well as producing ones. Both are working hard to be involved in female-based projects including those written, produced and starring ladies only.
Witherspoon and Washington are helping lead the way for women equality in Hollywood. It is all about female empowerment for these two lovely ladies, which is just another reason why we love them.
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are teaming up for the Little Fires Everywhere limited series based on the hit book. What do you think about the new show and the book?
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