Pieces of Her: Toni Collette to star in Netflix’s new drama series
Deadline brings words that multi-award-winning actress Toni Collette has officially signed on for the lead role in Netflix‘s series adaptation of Pieces of Her, based on author Karin Slaughter’s dramatic thriller novel of the same name. This project will be Collette’s latest collaboration with the streaming service, who have worked together on 2018’s Wanderlust and last year’s critically acclaimed Unbelievable, which she had earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a limited series.
Pieces of Her series will be set in a sleepy Georgia town where a random act of violence sets off an unexpected chain of events for 30-year-old Andy Oliver and her mother Laura. Desperate for answers, Andy embarks on a dangerous journey across America, drawing her towards the dark, hidden heart of her family.
Collette will portray the role of Laura Oliver, who is described as the perfect Southern woman, devoted to her work as a speech pathologist and to her disaffected daughter, Andy. But when the ghosts of Laura’s past put her life in jeopardy, we discover there is more to Laura than meets the eye.
The 8-episode series will be directed by Minkie Spiro from a screenplay adapted by Charlotte Stoudt. Spiro and Stoudt are part of the all-female creative team of executive producers comprised of Lesli Linka Glatter, Bruna Papandrea, Karin Slaughter, Janice Williams, and Casey Haver. Made Up Stories’ Steve Hutensky will also executive produce.
The Pieces of Her novel was first published in 2018 by bestselling author Karin Slaughter, who is known for writing crime novels such as Cop Town, Pretty Girls, and The Good Daughter.
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