Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy team up for the first time in the new “Nine Perfect Strangers” web series based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty. The trailer and first images for the eight-part drama series dropped on Saturday, and the show is slated to premiere on August 20 worldwide, including India, but not the United States and China.
Shot on location in Australia, the drama takes place in a health and wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The series traces the story of nine stressed city dwellers in search of a better way of life. Kidman plays the director of the resort Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to invigorate tired minds and bodies. However, the protagonists have no idea what is about to hit them.
The cast includes Luke Evans, Tiffany Boone, Bobby Cannavale, Melvin Gregg, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Asher Keddie, Michael Shannon, Grace Van Patten and Samara Weaving. Kidman and McCarthy are both executive producers on the series along with novelist Liane Moriarty.
“Nine Perfect Strangers” is co-written by David E. Kelley and John-Henry Butterworth, with Jonathan Levine directing the series.
The first three episodes air on Amazon Prime Video on August 20, with subsequent episodes added over the next five weeks.
After more than three decades of filming, actress Nicole Kidman believes she still has a lot to do and hopes her best is yet to come.
“I hope I didn’t do my best job. I hope I can have more amazing alliances and creative moments with people, ”Kidman told variety.com.
Now Nicole Kidman is eager to embark on some unexpected endeavors.
“I’m willing to go and work on something that’s on a really, really low budget and doesn’t have the money to pay you and just come in and do it. That’s why I do things like ‘Destroyer’, ”she said.
Nicole Kidman continued, “When I went to Belfast (for ‘The Northman’) I was pretty scared. People were like, ‘Oh my God, if you go, you’re going to get COVID’. So I was really scared, but at the same time I had this sense of duty and I had this feeling of ‘this is what I do’. I’m a creative being who shows up and put on as much protection as I can and so I did the production and we were all safe and I said ‘OK, let’s go’.
Kidman will soon play Lucille Ball opposite Javier Bardem in “Being the Ricardos”. Aaron Sorkin’s drama lasts about a week while filming an episode of “I Love Lucy”.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, I’d love to try.’ With Aaron’s words and his direction and Javier… that’s also a wonderful prospect, you know. But hey, here we go. Try it. better – see if I can do it, ”Kidman said.
“I love Lucille, having now looked at and explored her,” Kidman says. “She’s an incredible woman. I’m very happy people are seeing what Aaron found out about her and the way he played Desi and Lucy and how it is so rich. I didn’t know any of this, ”she added.
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