Apple TV+ has given a 'Straight-to-Series' Order for 'Lady In The Lake' Starring Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong’o
Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o are to star in a limited series adaptation of Laura Lippman’s book 'Lady In The Lake' for Apple TV+. The series will be directed by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el, who co-created and will co-write with Colony and The Man In The High Castle writer Dre Ryan. Lady In The Lake is produced by Jean-Marc Vallée’s Crazyrose and Bad Wolf America.
The limited series takes place in 60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz, played by Portman, to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, played by Nyong’o, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.
It marks the first lead television role for Black Swan and Thor star Portman as well as the first major small screen role for Black Panther star Nyong’o as well the first television project for Har’el (left), who won a DGA Award for her feature film Honey Boy.
The straight-to-series order is executive produced by Portman, Nyong’o, Har’el, Ryan and Christopher Leggett. For more, read the full Deadline report.
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