naveedchick (naveedchick) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Elizabeth Olsen to Star in HBO Max Series ‘Love and Death’

• The series is based on the true story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who murdered her friend from church, Betty Gore, with an axe in 1980.
• Olsen will star as Montgomery.
• The show is inspired by the book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II”).

Tags: casting / auditions, elizabeth olsen, nicole kidman, television - hbo

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Nicole stays booked and busy
I hope this is released within hours of the Hulu/Elizabeth Moss version.
This is now the second high-profile project about the Candy Montgomery case announced within the past year. Elisabeth Moss is set to star as Montgomery in the limited series “Candy,” which hails from UCP and is currently in development at Hulu.

“We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group.

This transition is cracking me up.
I'm always confusing Elisabeth Moss and Elizabeth Olsen (because of Peggy Olsen on Mad Men) and this is just going to make it more confusing.
omg same
This is now the second high-profile project about the Candy Montgomery case announced within the past year. Elisabeth Moss is set to star as Montgomery in the limited series “Candy,” which hails from UCP and is currently in development at Hulu.

We need two projects about this person?
Bored white women going on murderous rages has its following, it seems.
It’s a Hollywood thing. I don’t know why but they’ve done this for decades.
elizabeth on elizabeth crime smh
Elizabeth on Elisabeth crimes~
Liza of house Olsen better get that money.
Texas Monthly's true crime writing is always good.

There's also a Female Criminals podcast ep about it.
I loved that ep
Is this doubled-up biopic thing becoming more common? Olsen and Moss both playing this lady. Seyfried and JLaw both doing Elizabeth Holmes projects. Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo doing Aretha this year. KStew and two Dianas on the Crown within three years.
look like it’s a.... thing now. Just something given to talk about?
for some reason hollywood has a lot of double films
It used to be films. Deep Impact and Armageddon, Dante‘s Peak and Volcano...and few others I can’t think of right now
Friends with benefits and no strings attached
I happened in the past too...on top of my head Toby Jones played Truman Capote the same year the Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote came out. And then Alfred Hitchcock the same year Anthony Hopkins played him too.
It’s always been a thing.
Someone pitches an idea to a production company.
Said company turns that person down but makes their own version, making it so they can do whatever they like without having to work out whatever details with that someone.
Then that someone manages to sell the idea to another production company.
the illusionist and the prestige!
it's very weird
Also there are two Tiger King shows in development.
I think it ups the ante on promotion for both films simultaneously, even if one is reviewed more favorably than the other
i always find it so interesting when projects about the same thing end up developing in tandem. i will be watching both
more info about the case

Also, ID Discovery has a series called "The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade" about famous/infamous cases from the 80s and this was one of the cases
[Spoiler (click to open)]until Candy grabbed the handle and used the last of her strength to kill Betty, leaving her with 41 axe wounds. Last of her swing an axe at someone 41 times? K.
I think the smartest actress are the ones that, as they're getting in their 40s, starting producing because they know how shit role for women over 40 are.
I like the series that Nicole produces
Definitely! I don't think Reese Witherspoon would even be that relevant today if not for her setting up her own production company.

Smart woman.
Reese hasn't even been in a movie since the 2018 flop A Wrinkle in Time (and hasn't been in a good movie since Wild and Inherent Vice in 2014) but she's absolutely kept herself relevant producing and starring in her own series. It's impressive.


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Reese is the epitome of mediocre white feminism tho. And still can't forget her arrest video


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I definitely think it's gonna become the norm for actors to get money from big franchises and IPs to produce their own projects or take the role of producers on independent projects.
Remember back in the day when it was Drew Barrymore VS Alyssa Milano for Amy Fischer biopics?
I still have memories of watching both of them even though I was way too young to do so
Same! Lol way too young.
texas monthly is my fave publication
Skip Hollandsworth’s longform articles are top tier.
he's why i love them and subscribed. the work he puts in is SO GOOD


May 4 2021, 03:04:18 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  May 4 2021, 03:04:31 UTC

i'm not even from texas, but i think it's a great pub! kinda under-the-radar?


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lizzie o >>>
Read this as Lizzo. Her starring in some prestige drama about white lady murderers would be amazing.
I'm intrigued.

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