With the smashing success of WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen is driving a meteoric wave in Hollywood. Now, she’s been solid in a brand new position that’s in a very completely different dimension from the Scarlet Witch’s chaotic sitcom realm, however takes place in a really acquainted setting: the suburbs of America.
Olsen has been solid as Sweet within the upcoming HBO Max collection Love and Demise, reported Variety. It’s a chilling true story of how, in 1980, Sweet Montgomery murdered her good friend Betty Gore by chopping her up with an axe. Nonetheless, as in Romeo and Juliet, realizing the way it ends isn’t as fascinating because the occasions main as much as the climactic finale. The homicide was the fruits in a stunning internet of adultery, substance abuse, the ennui of being a younger housewife within the Eighties, and a church congregation that was, maybe, somewhat too concerned within the lives of its congregants.
The story was first printed in 1984 by Texas Month-to-month in a two-part investigative report. In case you can abdomen studying the collection, you’ll see why it was destined for a dramatic adaptation. It combines Imply Women, Thelma & Louise, and Lizzie, and is proof that, typically, actuality is creepier than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This story actually has it all.
Fortunately, a homicide of this magnitude will likely be helmed by business veterans who’re skilled with psychodramas. Nicole Kidman, who starred within the legendarily creepy Eyes Extensive Shut and equally harrowing Massive Little Lies, will likely be govt producing the collection. David E. Kelley, who additionally labored on Lies with Kidman, is writing the script; Kelley additionally created Boston Regulation and Harry’s Authorized, so there’ll undoubtedly be some high-stakes courtroom procedural scenes as Montomgery is tried for the crime.
“We can’t think about a extra excellent artist to play the main position of Sweet than Elizabeth Olsen,” Kevin Beggs of Lionsgate Tv informed Selection. “Her expertise, charisma and vitality can bewitch audiences like no different.” Bewitching is one adjective, however after watching this collection unfold, we’re going with homicidal.