“Wild” stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern are re-teaming for an HBO TV drama series adaptation of “Wild” author Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 novel “Tiny Beautiful Things”. The work is a collection of essays compiled from the author’s Dear Sugar advice column.
The series will explore love, loss, lust and life through the eyes of a Portland family who live by the mantra that the truth will never kill you. Strayed and her husband, filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, will write the TV adaptation while Witherspoon, Dern, Strayed and Lindstrom will executive produce.
The news follows on from word that HBO is also developing the limited series “Big Little Lies” with “Wild” director Jean-Marc Vallee is in talks to helm at least the first episode and potentially more. Nathan Ross will produce that project.
David E. Kelley is penning the adaptation of the Liane Moriarty novel, while Nicole Kidman and Witherspoon are set to star in the subversive comedy that tells the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.