Nicole Kidman’s straight-to-series order production ‘Expatriate’ under Amazon Studios is recruiting a new member into the fold, Lulu Wang, to serve as writer, executive producer and director to some episodes of the developing series.
“When I first read Janice Lee’s diasporic novel, I was immediately drawn to the rich characters and the global yet intimate exploration of life in modern Hong Kong. I’m thrilled to be working with Nicole Kidman and Amazon, whose commitment to bold, nuanced storytelling make them the perfect partners to translate this atmospheric story to screen,” said Wang.
With her latest production ‘Farewell’ starring Awkwafina, the film despite its total shut-down in the best director category for Wang at the Golden Globes is still ranked amongst the Oscar hopefuls, after scoring multiple nominations for cast members and in the best foreign language film category.
Wang produced her first film ‘Posthumous’ in 2014, and has since then went on to produce short films as well as critics best pick documentaries that have made waves in Hollywood.
“Lulu is a tremendously gifted writer and director. Like so many others, I was deeply moved by her work on ‘The Farewell’ and I’m thrilled she’s going to help us bring ‘The Expatriates’ to life,” said Kidman.
‘The Expatriates’ is based on the novel of the same name by Janice Y. K. Lee. It explores the lives of a close-knit expatriate community in Hong Kong. Kidman and Wang will executive produce the series along with Per Saari of Blossom Films. Amazon is attached as producers. She is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion.