Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are teaming up to star and executive produce in the small-screen adaptation of best-selling novel Little Fires Everywhere.
The book, penned by Celeste Ng, tells the story of motherhood and family in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the '90s.
'Little Fires Everywhere'
The two A-list actresses are bringing Little Fires Everywhere to television for a limited series, Deadline reports. It is currently getting pitched to both premium and streaming networks, and a few has already expressed strong interest in the project.
Casual's Liz Tigelaar is reportedly writing the script, while the show will be produced by Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, Washington's Simpson Street, and ABC Signature Studio.
Tigelaar will also serve as the showrunner and executive producer. Other executive producers are the two actresses, Hello Sunshine's Lauren Neustadter, and Pilar Savone.
Witherspoon took to Twitter to officially share her new collaboration with the Scandal star whom she calls one of her favorite actresses. As Little Fires Everywhere is actually her book club's September choice of novel, the actress must be stoked to bring it onscreen.
Y’all! I’m so excited to tell you that @kerrywashington and I will be bringing #LittleFiresEverywhere to the screen together ! I love this beautiful book about motherhood and I can’t wait to finally collaborate with one of my favorite actresses. pic.twitter.com/EyeMUP4vZd — Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) March 2, 2018
Washington also posted on her social media, expressing her "joy to join forces to act and produce" with her fellow actress.
Witherspoon, Washington Take Television By Storm
Washington is best-known as the current star of ABC's Scandal, but with the series winding down with its seventh and final season this year, the Golden Globe-nominated actress is expanding her horizons with production company Simpson Street. The company recently landed an ABC pilot for comedy Man of the House.
Meanwhile, after the incredible reception of critics and audiences to her recent television resurgence in Big Little Lies, Witherspoon seems to have fallen in love with the small screen as well. Her Hello Sunshine is responsible for bringing Big Little Lies to HBO, and there are three more series on the works.
One is an untitled morning show drama featuring Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, a series that already nabbed a two-season order on Apple for a total of 20 episodes.
Hello Sunshine will also produce an untitled Kristen Wiig comedy series on Apple, which is inspired by upcoming short story collection You Think It, I'll Say It. Finally, Are You Sleeping is the third series and will also be part of Apple's growing list of original programs.