Kidman secures film, TV rights to Moriarty’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’
Nicole Kidman’s production company Blossom Films and Australian producer Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories have purchased film and television rights to Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers (Macmillan), reports the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).
Kidman will produce and star in the adaptation, while Papandrea, who co-produced the TV adaptation of Moriarty’s Big Little Lies with Kidman, will be executive producer. Moriarty will also act as executive producer on the project.
The deal was negotiated by Fiona Inglis of Curtis Brown Australia, with Moriarty also represented by Jerry Kalajian of Intellectual Property Group, Faye Bender of The Book Group and attorney Matt Sugarman.
Nine Perfect Strangers tells the story of nine strangers who meet at a health and wellness resort, with life-changing results.
The SMH reported that although plans for the adaptation have not been outlined, it is understood that Kidman and Papandrea wish to develop the novel for television.
Nine Perfect Strangers will be published by Macmillan Australia in September, by Penguin UK in October and Macmillan US in November.