Alexander Skarsgard, James Tupper join ‘Big Little Lies’

Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Actors Alexander Skarsgard and James Tupper will be joining Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the upcoming series “Big Little Lies”.

Previously announced stars for the series include Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz and Kathryn Newton.

Based on author Liane Moriarty’s eponymous 2014 novel, “Big Little Lies” is a darkly comic drama centring on three mothers (Witherspoon, Kidman, Dern) of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder, reports

Skarsgard will play Kidman’s husband, Perry, a successful businessman, loving father and devoted husband. Tupper will play Witherspoon’s former husband, who is now married to a young yoga instructor (Kravitz) and faces the challenges of co-parenting a teenage daughter (Newton) with his former wife.

Kidman is playing Celeste, who is the envy of her peers as she seems to have it all.

Witherspoon is playing Madeline, who is married to Ed (played by Scott) and is described as a whirlwind of energy with good intentions and compulsion to set things right, which has unintended consequences. Dern will portray Renata, a powerful career woman and anti-bullying crusader who is at the centre of schoolyard politics. Woodley will play Jane, a single mom of modest means and a mysterious past.

A premiere date for the series is yet to be announced.

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