The television duo we never expected to grace our screens is coming in a mega way. Oscar winners, Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon are starring opposite each other in a developing limited series from Apple.
The project is an adaptation of Laura Dave’s yet-to-be published novel ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’, which details the story of a woman (Roberts) who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production banner is producing with 20th Television for Apple TV.
Roberts, who made her television debut in 2018 with ‘Homecoming’ will executive produce ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ together with her Red Om Films outfit partners Marisa Yeres Gill and Lisa Gillan. ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ creators, Josh Singer (Spotlight) and Dave will also executive produce as well as Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine.
Over the course of their high-profile careers in Hollywood, Roberts and Witherspoon have never starred opposite each other in a film or series, despite their cameo appearances in the 90s hit comedy series ‘Friends’.
Since launching her Hello Sunshine media company in 2016, Witherspoon has collaborated with major Hollywood female figures in projects that have dominated the award season circuit. Her first joint production ‘Big Little Lies’ with Nicole Kidman for HBO received a Primetime Emmy Award win for best limited series in 2017. Her follow up project ‘The Morning Show’ with Jennifer Aniston launched Apple TV Plus into the streaming service fold and again scored Aniston her first solo SAG Award win. The 2020 Emmy Awards bagged her another Emmy nomination in the best limited series category for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’, her produced show with Kerry Washington for Hulu.