Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) will star in the new HBO Max limited series Love and Death. It will tell the true story of a Texas housewife Candy Montgomery (Olsen) who ax-murdered Betty Gore in 1980. David E. Kelley (Lake Placid) will write the series.
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The series revolves around two church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life in Texas until somebody picks up an ax.
It’s inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs. And a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II). Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and Kelley executive produce with Per Saari, Glatter, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, and also Helen Verno. Lionsgate TV is the studio.
Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men) directs.
Head of Original Content, HBO Max Sarah Aubrey said: “This is a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence. We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per. And incredibly fortunate to have Elizabeth at the center of our story to bring out all the layers of Candy that make this story so unforgettable.”
Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs also said: “We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen. Her talent, charisma and energy can bewitch audiences like no other. We’re proud to be collaborating with a world-class creative team of Lesli, David and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing series. And to bring another exciting premium property to our partners at HBO Max.”
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