The Last Thing He Told Me: Julia Roberts to Lead New Apple TV+ Miniseries From Reese Witherspoon
According to Deadline, Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to executive producer Reese Witherspoon’s limited series adaptation of author Laura Dave’s upcoming novel titled The Last Thing He Told Me, with Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich, August: Osage County) officially signing on for the leading role. On top of starring, Roberts will also be serving as an executive producer through her Red Om Films banner.
The Last Thing He Told Me will follow the story of a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. The series adaptation will be written by Dave’s husband and Oscar-winning scribe Josh Singer (Spotlight).
Singer’s novel is scheduled to launch on May 4, 2021, which you can now pre-order by clicking here!
The book’s official synopsis reads: “Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered; as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss; as a US Marshal and FBI agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.
Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth, together. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they are also building a new future. One neither Hannah nor Bailey could have anticipated.”
The Last Thing He Told Me is co-created and executive produced by Dave and Singer with 20th Television set as its producer. It will also be executive produced by Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through their Hello Sunshine (Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere) banner along with Red Om Films’ Marisa Yeres Gill and Lisa Gillan. This marks the latest collaboration between Witherspoon and Apple, who are currently working together on the upcoming second season of The Morning Show.
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