9:30am PT by Rick Porter
Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross Ink First-Look TV Deal at HBO, HBO Max
Jean-Marc Vallée is formalizing his long working relationship with HBO.
The Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects director and producing partner Nathan Ross have signed a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max. The three-year pact will see the pair's company, Crazyrose, develop projects for both WarnerMedia platforms.
"We are honored to formalize our long and fruitful relationship with HBO and to begin a new one with HBO Max," said Vallée and Ross in a statement. "We are grateful to Casey [Bloys], Frannie [Orsi], and Sarah [Aubrey] for their continued partnership and look forward to supporting and promoting storytellers we admire in this next stage for Crazyrose."
Crazyrose also has a first-look film deal with Endeavor Content, which will continue, and will forge a second-look TV deal there as well. Projects in the works under the Endeavor Content deals include The Player's Table, which will star Sydney Sweeney and Halsey, and Apple's Lady in the Lake.
"We’ve had the incredible fortune to collaborate with Jean-Marc and Nathan for several years now and have witnessed first-hand their brilliant instincts for what resonates with audiences," said HBO Programming executive vp Francesca Orsi. "As a director, Jean-Marc has an undeniable, distinct, and visceral sensibility which masterfully elevates everything he touches. We could not be more ecstatic to expand our partnership with Crazyrose, and we can’t wait for the stories we will tell with them."
Vallée directed all seven episodes of Big Little Lies' first season, winning an Emmy for his work, and was an executive producer of both seasons along with Ross. He also directed all of HBO's limited series Sharp Objects. He's currently co-writing and is set to direct an authorized biopic about John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Ross and Vallée have also produced feature films Wild, Dallas Buyers' Club and Demolition. They are repped by David Weber of Sloane Offer.