nicole kidman hope

Nicole Kidman seems to really enjoy doing TV work. Not only did she do both seasons of Big Little Lies and The Undoing for HBO, but she’s also turned in performances on shows like Top of the Lake and is set to star in the upcoming Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers. And now she’s added yet another series to her resume: Hope, an Amazon series based on the Norweigan film of the same name. The show will follow “twelve days of a family’s Christmas together, the unraveling of a marriage, with six children between them, in this large complicated blended family drama.”

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Hope review

Scandinavians know how to draw out operatic misery from quotidian life, and Hope, filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s masterful take on a couple in crisis, illustrates just how effective delving into the misery of brokenness can be. Read More »

Aubrey Plaza rom-com

Having survived the attacks of Chucky the killer doll in Child’s Play, Aubrey Plaza is now moving on to less deadly fare. The eternally droll actress will star in the Netflix rom-com Hope, written by the screenwriters of Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, and more. Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami will direct the film. What’s it about? We don’t know! Details are being kept secret. But Plaza’s presence alone makes this worth paying attention to.

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