Yet another one of Liane Moriarty‘s books is getting an adaptation, and today fans have their first glimpse at the cast. CBS Films has announced that actress Blake Lively will star in the upcoming adaptation of The Husband’s Secret.
The Husband’s Secret centers on Cecilia Fitzpatrick, a woman with a seemingl perfect career, marriage, and home life, whose world is shattered when she discovers a letter that reveals a dark secret about her husband — a man she thought she knew.
Lively will play the lead role, and filmmakers are calling her a “perfect” fit for the character. CBS Films President Terry Press said in a press release:
“Liane Moriarty has established herself as one of the defining voices of the modern woman… Blake Lively’s unique combination of vulnerability, strength, and extraordinary talent makes her the perfect actress to realize Moriarty’s creation.”
Known for her starring role in Gossip Girl, Lively has also recently starred in such films as The Shallows and The Age of Adaline. The actress will serve as an executive producer for The Husband’s Secret, along with Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano.
Originally published in 2013, The Husband’s Secret became a New York Times bestseller and helped propel Moriarty to worldwide fame. Not only is she one of the most popular authors of today, Moriarty also has the distinction of being the first Australian to have a book debut in the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list. One of her other novels, Big Little Lies, was adapted into a miniseries by HBO earlier this year starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.
A release date for The Husband’s Secret has not yet been announced.
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