Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jamie Lee Curtis and Nicole Kidman to team up for Patricia Cornwell series

Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis are teaming for an Amazon series based on Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling Kay Scarpetta novels, according to Variety.

Patricia Cornwell, one of the world’s bestselling novelists, is known for her crime series of fictional works featuring medical examiner and forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta. According to Variety‘s sources, Kidman would star as Scarpetta with Curtis playing her sister, Dorothy.

Sources say that deals for the show have not yet been inked but that a two-season order of eight episodes each is imminent. Amazon has not confirmed or denied the rumors.

On Wednesday afternoon, Cornwell tweeted from her official Twitter account teasing the news as it broke on Deadline with her own announcement:

Cornwell made a publishing splash in 1990 with her first Scarpetta book, Postmortem. It almost single-handedly launched a craze for female-driven investigative and crime stories in publishing. There were numerous attempts to get the series and the character of Kay Scarpetta onto the big and small screens.

Cornwell, 66, is married to Staci Ann Gruber, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School whom she met while researching neuroscience for one of her thrillers about Kay Scarpetta.

Variety goes on to report that Liz Sarnoff will write the series and serve as executive producer and showrunner. Kidman and Per Saari will executive produce through Kidman’s Blossom Films, while Curtis will executive produce via Comet Pictures. Blumhouse Television’s Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold also executive produce. Curtis is currently under a first-look deal with Blumhouse.

The latest Scarpetta novel, Livid, is out now.

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