Shailene Woodley to star in HBO drama 'Big Little Lies'

Los Angeles: 'Divergent' actress Shailene Woodley is set to join Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in HBO's upcoming limited series 'Big Little Lies'.

Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley

'Big Little Lies' is based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources said Woodley's deal is near finalised, it is expected to close next week. HBO did not confirm.

The drama hails from David E Kelley ('Boston Legal', 'Ally McBeal') who is writing the series. HBO landed the project in May following a bidding war with Netflix.

It centres on three mothers of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Woodley, 26, will take on the role of Jane, a single mother, and one of three leads opposite Witherspoon and Kidman.

Kidman and Witherspoon will both exec produce alongside Kelley, who currently is exploring the marketplace free of a studio-based overall deal.

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