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The cast of Big Little Lies was in New York City at the premiere of their new season last night.

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May 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Denis O’Hare who portrays Ira Farber in Big Little Lies stopped by the Build Series to talk about the new season of Big Little Lies and shares about his experience working with Nicole.

Denis O’Hare was honored to be in the presence of the legendary Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman for season 2 of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” He describes his experience witnessing them practice their craft.

May 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

This past month Nicole has been featured on the cover of Vanity Fair & InStyle magazines and inside People magazine. The scans are now available to view in our gallery.

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May 28, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Some new additions to the gallery from Season Two of Big Little Lies!

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May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

HBO gives us a rundown on what is to come with Season 2 of Big Little Lies!

When will Season 2 premiere? The second season will be back in June of this year.

Who’s returning? Like a Monterey fundraising event, anyone who’s anyone will be there. Original cast members Reese Witherspoon (Madeline MacKenzie), Nicole Kidman (Celeste Wright), Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman), Laura Dern (Renata Klein), Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson), Adam Scott (Ed Mackenzie), James Tupper (Nathan Carlson), Gordon Klein (Jeffrey Nordling), Kathryn Newton (Abigail Carlson), Iain Armitage (Ziggy Chapman), Robin Weigert (Dr. Amanda Reisman), Merrin Dungey (Detective Adrienne Quinlan), and Sarah Sokolovic (Tori Bachman) are all set to reprise their roles.

Who’s new in town? Meryl Streep has joined the cast as Celeste’s mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright alongside other newbies, Bonnie’s mother Elizabeth (played by Crystal Fox) and second-grade teacher Michael Perkins (actor Mo McRae). Additionally, director Andrea Arnold (American Honey) will take over behind the camera.

What will it be about? The darkly comedic drama will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Multiple characters will be dealing with Perry’s death, and the prospect of moving past a life-altering event. In short: Things could get messy.

How many episodes will there be? Seven. Season 1 creator, writer and executive producer David E. Kelley will be tackling each script, based on a story by best-selling author Liane Moriarty.

What’s happening behind the scenes? Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return as executive producers for the series — Kidman through Blossom Films and Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine — along with showrunner David E. Kelley, Arnold, and Season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée.

Additional executive producers will be Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.

How will I survive the wait? Re-binge the first season, of course. Head to HBO NOW or HBO GO to find every episode, and check out this guide while you watch.

Is there still time to start? Absolutely. Check out the first episode of Season 1 for free, no HBO subscription required, and start getting hooked.

May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Nicole did an exclusive interview with Deadline to discuss her upcoming projects.

When Nicole Kidman first met Per Saari back in 2004, theirs would become the collaboration that spawned a brave new wave of television and film production. From their first film Rabbit Hole in 2010, to this year’s second season of smash hit limited series Big Little Lies, Kidman and Saari’s company Blossom Films continues to place passion, stellar storytelling and loyal relationships above the easier road of financial gain.

Working with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard on Big Little Lies, and now reteaming with Papandrea to produce two more adaptations from the work of Lies author Liane Moriarty, Truly Madly Guilty and Nine Perfect Strangers, Blossom is currently hard at work making HBO’s The Undoing, in which Kidman also stars, helmed by Susanne Bier.

All of these projects are drawn from novels by female writers—Jean Hanff Korelitz and Liane Moriarty. And next up is The Expatriates, adapted from Janice Y.K. Lee’s book—a project Kidman and Saari seized upon as it allowed them to cast women from all over the world in central roles.

In addition to putting female talent at the forefront of all they do, Expatriates—the first project under their first-look deal with Amazon—kicks off their working relationship with studio head Jennifer Salke, a woman Kidman sought to embrace as she stepped into a powerful, formerly male-occupied role.

And it was the resounding success of that female-starrer Big Little Lies that really paved the way for these new projects, a trailblazing effort Kidman and Saari wanted so badly to continue with Lies’ second season that they flew to Australia eight times in three months to persuade Moriarty to produce an unpublished novella for the story basis.

Here, in the midst of shooting prison scenes on the New York set of The Undoing, Kidman and Saari discuss their ongoing mission to tell addictive, quality tales of the human experience, the long list of talented international women they keep at the top of their rolodex, and why Kidman is resisting the director’s chair—but maybe not for much longer.

You’re on the set of The Undoing right now; how’s that experience going?

Nicole Kidman:Absolutely dreadful [laughs].

Per Saari: We’re shooting in a prison.

Kidman: No, it’s been great. We’re working with Susanne Bier, who’s just such a powerhouse. She just knows exactly what she wants and it’s just wonderful having her at the helm. And then we’ve got Hugh Grant and Noah Jupe and Donald Sutherland, so we’ve got a fantastic cast as well, and obviously [writer] David E. Kelley.

What was it about the story that felt like a Blossom Films must-have?

Kidman: Well David said, “I’ve written this and are you interested in it?” And it started with him. He was the one that gave it to us initially, and then the three of us chose to take it to HBO because we felt we had such a good relationship with them because of Big Little Lies. Plus, David loves them. They just jumped on it immediately.

Saari: And this was on the heels of Big Little Lies of course, which was a great experience for all of us and a little bit of a family was formed, which we just wanted to continue forward into the next project.

Kidman: And it was before Jen Salke was at Amazon. We just placed it there and it has been the perfect fit. We have such a strong relationship with them now.

But it was strange because with Big Little Lies Season 2 and The Undoing, it was like, “Which one are we going to do?” With Big Little Lies, we went after Liane [Moriarty] to build that novella, and then that came to fruition, and so we went, “Well let’s do Big Little Lies 2 first and then do The Undoing.”

You took eight trips to Australia in three months to make Big Little Lies Season 2 happen. This was a passion project, and clearly when you set out to do something, you mean it.

Kidman: Well I love hanging out with her anyway, so that’s easy for me. She’s very, very close to these characters, so to then build a novella that wasn’t going to be published, that’s a very unusual thing to do. I’m not sure many people have done that, but it seemed very logical to me. David then went and did his own thing with her, which has always been the way, and then we all go and create our characters even beyond that. So it’s always all of us working together.

We’re all very close. One of the strongest things that we value is, I suppose, the intimacy and the closeness of the relationships. I just think that reaps huge benefits when it goes far beyond just a working, business-like relationship. You’re dealing with art, but you’re also dealing with emotions, and it just has to be deeply personal for us.

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May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, AGC Studios founder Stuart Ford, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Harald Kloser unveiled to buyers at Cannes’ Carlton Hotel one of the biggest-budgeted movie projects ever to be offered on the open market: Emmerich’s “Moonfall,” a $150 million sci-fi action-thriller.

To raise “Moonfall’s” finance, alongside partners CAA, AGC Studios by Wednesday morning was “already immersed in a wide range of discussions and negotiations from sources ranging across major studios to the big independents to Chinese and international equity investors, to local Chinese distributors,” Ford said.

AGC held a standing room-only informational meeting packed with a reported 500 international attendees — hailing from Brazil, China, Japan and France, to name a few places — at a chandelier-lined ballroom in the Carlton Hotel, which overlooks the Mediterranean and the Croisette.

The team hopes to finish “Midway,” currently in the final stretch of post-production, by mid-September, then begin prepping “Moonfall” in the last quarter of this year. Shooting will begin next March and the film is expected to be completed by early 2021.

It has yet to be cast, but Emmerich said, “we’ll stay away from too big a name” to avoid overshadowing the movie.

“It’s a complex negotiating landscape and feels a bit like the Battle of Winterfell but hopefully with a sunnier ending,” Ford added.

But raising third-party equity and selling “Moonfall” is only part of AGC Studios’ business. These days, rolling the dice on pure-play sales or distribution is an ever riskier uphill task for independents as U.S distribution outlets constrict and foreign market valuations fall even lower.

Positioned principally as a production-financing movie company, AGC Studios is moving more into the TV business — the same direction being taken by taken by other capitalized international movie players at Cannes such as FilmNation, Studiocanal, Constantin Film and Anton, to name just four.

“I still believe that well-chosen and smartly configured projects can find great financial and audience success via the independent distributor path,” said Ford. “But clearly there are also broader and bigger opportunities for a content company able to embrace the wider digital distribution universe. So we are playing extensively in both spaces,” he added.

AGC Studios already has three in-house productions in progress: Noomi Rapace starrer “The Secrets We Keep,” Neil Burger’s sci-fi thriller “Voyagers” and Tate Taylor comedy “Breaking News in Yuba County,” which also rolls next month with Mila Kunis and Regina Hall joining Allison Janney as key cast.

Six more movies rom AGC are revving up for second-half shoots:

  • WWII feature drama “All That I Am,” starring Elizabeth Debicki and Vicky Krieps, directed by Emmy Award nominated Kate Dennis (“The Handsmaid’s Tale”), produced by Gabrielle Tena (”Stan and Ollie”) and Troy Lum (“The Water Diviner”).
  • Nicole Kidman will star in a yet-to-be titled period drama comedy, “in the vein of ‘Madness of King George,’” said Ford, to shoot in the U.K. and produced by Tena and Lum.
  • Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut, romantic drama “The Sea Change.”
  • N’Zinga Stewart (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will direct romantic comedy “The Perfect Find,” shooting this fall.
  • Singer-actress Kiana Lede will star in teen hip-hop comedy “We Really Cool,”“Dear White People” producer Effie Brown producing and Melissa Murray directing.
  • “Blackish” star Anthony Anderson is attached to star in “Football or Me,” inspired by Argentine comedy hit “Futbol o yo.”

Film, however, may soon prove a smaller part of AGC Studios’ business.

Thank you Variety!

May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

One month left until we travel to Monterey!

May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

It’s all about women supporting women and the cast of the cast of Big Little Lies — Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley — know a thing or two about how to be a girl’s girl and a damn good friend. Watch them break it down.

May 2, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

InStyle has released some of the images from the feature photoshoot they did of Nicole for their June issue.

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May 2, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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