One of the bestselling books of 2017 is coming to the small screen near you! Celeste Ng’s sophomore novel, Little Fires Everywhere, is being adapted for a limited TV series, reports Deadline. Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) will both star in and executive produce the show.
Witherspoon posted the announcement on her book club’s Facebook page with this adorable video:
Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of the Richardsons, a family from the idyllic Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, OH, whose lives are changed forever when an enigmatic mother-daugther duo comes into their lives and the adoption status of a Chinese-American baby divides the town. The novel was published in September 2017 to critical acclaim, landing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 18 weeks at the time this article was written. Witherspoon also chose the novel for her September book club pick.
The novel’s TV adaptation will be written by Liz Tigelaar, who will also executive produce the show, and Ng will serve as producer as well. According to Deadline, ABC Signature Studios and Witherspoon’s and Washington’s production companies, Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, respectively, are currently pitching the show to networks.
An avid reader, Witherspoon is no stranger to book adaptations, earning several award nominations for her role in Big Little Lies, which she also produced. Along with starring in Big Little Lies season two, Witherspoon has announced plans to adapt several more novels, including Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, The Dry, and Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, in which Kristen Wiig is set to star.
There is no word yet on who Witherspoon and Washington will play in the Little Fires Everywhere TV series, or when the show will be released. Stay tuned!
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