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Hugh Grant is staying put on TV for the time being. After a career-first move to the small screen with BBC One and Amazon’s A Very English Scandal, the 58-year-old actor is heading to HBO, where he will star alongside Nicole Kidman in The Undoing.
The previously announced drama, a second collaboration at the premium cable outlet between Kidman’s Blossom Films and David E. Kelley’s eponymous production company, is based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel You Should Have Known. Grant will play the seemingly devoted husband of Kidman’s central character, Grace Sachs.
“Overnight a chasm opens in Grace’s life,” reads the logline, “a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.”
Kelley is serving as the writer and showrunner. In addition to himself and Kidman, Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea and director Susanne Bier will also serve as executive producers.
The Undoing is a limited series, like HBO’s Big Little Lies was at its inception. Due to the wild success of that miniseries, however, it is returning to the network in 2019 with a new string of episodes — and the cast addition of Meryl Streep.
Grant is repped by CAA.
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