BIG LITTLE LIES, Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep Returns for its Second Season in June, Exclusively on HBO; Adam Scott, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling Co-Star; Andrea Arnold Directs All Seven Episodes of Drama Series; Created by David E. Kelley; Teleplay by David E. Kelley and Story by Kelley and Liane Moriarty; Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Liane Moriarty
On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the “Monterey Five” — Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie — bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Created by David E. Kelley, teleplays by David E. Kelley and story by Kelley and Liane Moriarty, and based on the novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty, BIG LITTLE LIES returns for its seven-episode second season in June, exclusively on HBO. The new season explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.
With all seven episodes directed and executive produced by Andrea Arnold (“Red Road,” “Fish Tank,” “Wuthering Heights,” “American Honey”; Oscar® winner for “Wasp”), BIG LITTLE LIES features teleplays by David E. Kelley (“Goliath,” “Mr. Mercedes”; 11-time Emmy® winner for “Picket Fences,” “LA Law,” “The Practice,“ “Ally McBeal” and “Big Little Lies”).
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We’re working towards completing the Films section of our Gallery and today is a big one! We’ve added over 1,300 additional photos from Wild – this includes stills, set photos, and HD screencaptures from trailers and featurettes. There are some particularly beautiful very high quality, close-up posters. Reese gives such a heartfelt and moving performance in this incredible film – we just can’t tell you enough how much we love it! Further down this post are a few of the video featurettes. Enjoy all the updates, and we’ll be completing the last few Movies sections very shortly…
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Universal Joins Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele in Committing to Hiring Female Directors
Universal Pictures’ Peter Cramer, Focus Features’ Peter Kujawski and DreamWorks Animation’s Margie Cohn have committed to hiring at least one female director in the next 18 months as part of the 4% Challenge.
The development was announced Tuesday and comes in the wake of Time’s Up and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative launching the challenge on Jan. 25 at the Sundance Film Festival. The organization said on Monday that more than 50 high-profile Hollywood producers — including Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams, and Jordan Peele — have committed to the 4% Challenge.
The initiative is part of the Timesupx2 campaign to double the number of women in leadership positions.
The name is derived from women having directed only 4% of the country’s top grossing movies over the past decade. Nina Jacobson, Paul Feig, Amy Schumer, Angela Robinson, and Franklin Leonard committed to the promise during a panel discussion on Friday, and Tessa Thompson inaugurated the challenge during a keynote address. Regina King was the first to pledge to taking the 4% Challenge during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, vowing to employ at least 50% women on everything she produces.
Lena Waithe, Rashida Jones, Olivia Wilde, Armie Hammer, Kumail Nanjiani, Josh Gad, Amy Pascal, Bryce Dallas Howard, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Rachel Brosnahan, Constance Wu, Janet Mock, Brad Simpson and Kerry Washington are among the notable producers on board.
The Sundance Film Festival recently reported that 31% of feature-length submissions this year had at least one woman director, as did 35% of episodic and shorts content. Of feature films and episodic content accepted in 2019, 41% had a woman director while 52% of shorts did.
Today, it’s the The Good Lie section of the Gallery that we complete – high quality stills, HD trailer screencaptures, photos from the set, and screencaptures from featurettes have all been added. Credit to Reese for highlighting such an important issue through this film, and it’s an interesting story with a good performance from Reese. It’s not one of my favourite films of hers though, and I felt it was lacking in several areas.
Still – enjoy the photos … and check back regularly for on-going Movie section updates…
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As we move through the Film section to complete our Gallery, today the Devil’s Knot section has been updated. Additional stills, posters & trailer screencaptures have been added of Reese in her 2013 drama-thriller based on a real-life crime. This was a very different film for Reese and unlike anything she’d done before; it’s not one of my favourites of Reese’s, but I love seeing her try different things. It was nice to see her reunited with her Best Laid Plans co-star, Alessandro Nivola, though (even if he was a bit suspicious in this)!
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Get in Bed with Reese Witherspoon! Draper James x Crate & Barrel Sheets and Pillows Are Here
Draper James is launching bedding!
On Tuesday, the brand, founded by Reese Witherspoon, announced the launch of a bedding collaboration with Crate & Barrel that features duvet covers, pillow shams and sheets. The Willow Collection is the latest in an ongoing collaboration that has so far included dining and entertaining essentials.
In true Witherspoon style, the line has plenty of Southern charm, with designs featuring a classic blue and white leaf pattern and trellis motifs.
“Say hello to the prettiest bedding you’ll love to tuck into every night,” Witherspoon writes on CrateandBarrel.com. “Sweet dreams, y’all.”
Prices range from $50 (for a set of two standard pillowcases) to $210 (for a king-sized sheet set), with many variations in between. A printed lumbar pillow costs $90, while a solid euro sham rings in at $70.
The Willow printed duvet cover goes for $200 for a king-sized bed, and features interior corner ties and pearlized buttons for a ladylike touch.
Witherspoon’s new bedding line is an extension of Draper James’ collaboration with Crate & Barrel, and joins other products such as placemats, napkins and dinnerware sets, as well as sun hats and printed tote bags emblazoned with phrases like “Hello, Sugar.”
In our task to complete the Gallery we move on from the infamous love triangle period, and onto the critically acclaimed ‘Reese-renaissance’ period! Today the Mud section has been completed, with a few additional stills, trailer screencaps and posters. This was an enjoyable, slow-burning film with great performances, writing, directing, cinematography etc. Although Reese’s role was small, the film is definitely worth a watch – I love that Reese changed direction with her career and took this role, working with the fantastic Jeff Nichols and such a varied cast. I hope she does more like this in the future….
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Here are a couple of recent Elizabeth Arden advert videos featuring Reese: