Nicole Kidman to headline HBO show The Perfect Nanny
It is based on author Leila Slimani's novel
After Big Little Lies and The Undoing, actor Nicole Kidman is set to headline another HBO show The Perfect Nanny.
Apart from Nicole Kidman, the limited series will feature PEN15 co-creator Maya Erskine in the show, based on author Leila Slimani's novel. As per a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Marya will also pen the script and executive produce the show.
Leila’s novel, Chanson Douce, which was published in France, is a thriller that revolves around a couple who are increasingly co-dependent relationship between them and the nanny they employ. The novel bagged France's prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2016, and its translation became an international bestseller.
The official logline says, "A seemingly perfect nanny goes to work for a couple with two young children, but her helpful personality eventually deteriorates into something sinister."
Legendary Entertainment is the co-studio with HBO. Nicole will also serve as the executive producer along with her Blossom Films partner Per Saari, Pascal Caucheteux of Why Not Productions and Philippe Godeau of Pan-Europeenne.