Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Amazon Orders Series Adaptation of Play 'Things I Know to Be True' Starring Nicole Kidman

Amazon has today ordered a series adaptation of the original play Things I Know to Be True written by Andrew Bovell. Academy Award and Emmy winner Nicole Kidman will star in and executive produce the series.

The series centers on the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family's love, as Bob and Fran Price watch their adult children make unexpected decisions that change the course of their lives.

Bovell and Kidman will executive produce with Per Saari, Amanda Higgs, Alastair McKinnon and Jan Chapman. Amazon Studios, Matchbox Pictures, Blossom Films and Jan Chapman Films will produce.

"I'll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew's play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theater experiences," said Kidman. "Andrew's play is exquisite and his scripts for the series are just as good. With Amazon's belief, Jen Salke's guidance, and an extraordinary producing team, we have big hopes for what this can be."

"This is a story about family, that thing you spend your life trying to escape from only to yearn for what you've lost if you ever do," added Bovell. "I'm thrilled that an actor of Nicole Kidman's caliber leads the series in the role of Fran Price. As a mother and a woman, she is complicated, difficult and utterly compelling. I'm also thrilled that a company of Amazon Studios' significance has shown such confidence in the story and will take it to a global audience."

"Things I Know to Be True is a wonderfully complex and intense emotional journey exploring what pulls a family apart and tests the very bonds of love that unite them," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "We are grateful to Andrew and to our partners for landing this on Prime Video, and are always so pleased to build on our slate with Nicole and Per and everyone at Blossom."