What’s it about?
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is about nine people who gather at the Tranquillum House Resort for a 10-day wellness retreat. The resort is run by a former businesswoman named Masha. While these strangers get to know each other and grapple with each of their personal issues, they come to find that the resorts policies and practices are a little unconventional and start to have questions about what exactly is going on at this retreat.
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What format will it be? Will the Nine Perfect Strangers adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a limited series.
Who’s behind it?
The team behind it consists of Nicole Kidman and her producing partner Per Saari from Blossom Film, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Endeavor Content and writer-producer David E. Kelley.
Kidman, Saari, Papandrea and Kelley have previously collaborated on HBO’s Big Little Lies which is also based on a Liane Moriarty novel. Kidman, Saari and Papandrea served as executive producers and Kelley is credited as the creator and executive producer.
Liane Moriarty has said regarding the collaborations: “I’m so very happy and thrilled to once again be working with Nicole, Per and Bruna,” said Moriarty. “They are such talented, passionate people and I have no doubt that whatever they do with my Nine Perfect Strangers, it will be brilliant. I’m honored by their faith in this book — even before I’d written ‘the end’ they believed in it, and I just feel very lucky to have had them come into my life.”
Who’s in the cast?
Nicole Kidman will be starring as Masha, the resort director. Melissa McCarthy has also joined the cast as Francis. In May 2020, it was announced that Manny Jacinto would be joining the cast as Yao, the right hand man of Kidman’s character, Masha. And soon after, Luke Evans signed on as well.
The cast playing the Nine strangers are as follows: Cannavale, Shannon, Hall, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Samara Weaving, Asher Keddie and Grace Van Patten.
What’s the current status of the Nine Perfect Strangers adaptation?
It’s currently filming, as of August 10, 2020. It’s being filmed in a isolated production hub on a property in Byron Bay belonging to Nicole Kidman.
When will it be released?
It’s planned to be released on Hulu in late 2020.
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Nine Perfect Strangers Movie / Series Development Timeline
July 27, 2018 Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories close a preemptive deal for TV and film rights to the upcoming novel Nine Perfect Strangers.
November 6, 2018 Nine Perfect Strangers (novel) is released.
May 1, 2019 Hulu orders the limited series Nine Perfect Strangers for their streaming platform.
January 7, 2020 Meghan McCarthy joins the Nine Perfect Strangers cast.
May 27, 2020 Manny Jacinto joins the cast of Nine Perfect Strangers.
June 26, 2020 Luke Evans has joined the Nine Perfect Strangers cast.
August 10, 2020 Nine Perfect Strangers starts filming in Byron Bay.