Elizabeth Olsen is coming off one of the most beloved and talked about Marvel projects in recent memory with WandaVision on Disney+. Following a bevy of twists and turns in the nine-episode series, the actress sets her sights on a different streaming service with her next endeavor. As first revealed by Deadline, Olsen will star in a true-crime limited series for HBO Max.
The project, titled Love and Death, is based on a true story. Set in Wylie, TX, he series of church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life. However, tensions rise and housewife Candy Montgomery murders Betty Gore in 1980, setting into motion a string of repercussions. Olsen is playing the aforementioned Candy in the upcoming series adaptation. The story borrows themes and elements from Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs.
Lionsgate Television will produce the show which received a straight-to-series order from HBO Max. Additionally, Love and Death is written by The Undoing‘s David E. Kelley and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland). Finally, Nicole Kidman is on board as executive producer alongside Matthew Tinker (Big Little Lies) and Helen Verno (Harem).
Best known for her role as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen is one of the most recognizable actresses in Hollywood today. Among her impressive filmography are memorable roles in Godzilla, Ingrid Goes West, and Wind River. Up next, the WandaVision star will reprise her superheroic role in the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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