Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon – working together? You can have all of our money, a kidney – whatever you want. Because these two actresses keep us on our toes and loving every second that they are on any screen.
Both are flawless.
So the fact that they are working together on a new project – as the producers? Well… you had us at just knowing that they exist.
The two are working together and will star in and executive-produce the adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. We have to admit that we haven’t read the book, but we’re intrigued. Here’s the synopsis –
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia’s.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.
Sounds great right?
No word on the projects home, as they are fielding offers. Are you excited for a Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington collaboration?