Blake Lively is confirmed to star in The Husband’s Secret for CBS Films. Lively will also executive produce the dramatic film based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty. Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are also on board to executive produce the theatrical adaptation. Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was recently made into an HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley.
“Liane Moriarty has established herself as one of the defining voices of the modern woman and Blake Lively’s unique combination of vulnerability, strength and extraordinary talent makes her the perfect actress to realize Moriarty’s creation,” stated Terry Press, President, CBS Films.
Lively’s credits include The Shallows, Cafe Society, The Age of Adaline, Gossip Girl, Savages, Green Lantern, and The Town.
The Novel’s Plot: Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.