Nicole Kidman hinted in an Instagram post that she might be adapting one of the biggest novels of 2018.
Women in Hollywood have been dominating the adaptions of bestselling novels into binge-worthy series and award-winning movies. Just last month, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington announced that together they will adapt the limited series of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. And yesterday, Reese’s Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman announced that she will be adapting Meg Wolitzer’s new novel The Female Persuasion ($17, amazon.com).
Kidman broke the news on Instagram by posting a photo of herself holding the novel. “I didn’t need to be persuaded to join forces with two extraordinary women on adapting this brilliant and timely novel!! Check out today’s NYT review at the link in my bio,” she wrote in the caption.
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According to the Instagram post, Blossom Films, the production company Kidman founded in 2010, will produce the adaption. Other films and television shows produced by Blossom include Big Little Lies, Rabbit Hole, which was nominated for an Academy Award, and Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester.
Kidman also wrote “#lyndaobst” in the caption, hinting at one strong woman she is working with on this project. Lynda Obst is a film producer known for movies including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Interstellar.
The Female Persuasion follows a young woman, Greer Kadetsky, who is a bright college student looking for a fulfilling career path. She soon finds a mentor in celebrity feminist Faith Frank, which leads her to work for Faith during her first post-grad job. In this timely novel, Wolitzer delves into mentorship—and how even the people we admire most can be flawed.