Thanks to the resounding success of Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon has proven herself a force to be reckoned with in the world of television - so it's no surprise that confirmation of her new project is already making headlines.
Witherspoon revealed on Instagram yesterday that she is teaming up with fellow actress Kerry Washington to bring Celeste Ng‘s novel Little Fires Everywhere to the small screen.
"Y’all! I’m so excited to tell you that @kerrywashington and I will be bringing Little Fires Everywhere 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," Witherspoon wrote.
Both actresses are on board to star and executive produce the series, Variety reports. The bestselling novel tells the story of a single mother and her baby who move to an Ohio town and an ensuing custody battle that erupts.
The series will be the latest project from Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company, which she started with the aim of bringing more strong female characters to the screen. The company has already seen huge success with Big Little Lies, which is set to start filming a second season.
Witherspoon is also involved in two further television projects, both for Apple's streaming service - one in which she'll star alongside Jennifer Aniston, and one with Kristen Wiig and Octavia Spencer.
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