Bold and Striking American actress Elizabeth Olsen, last seen as fan-favorite Wanda Maximoff from WandaVision, is geared up to pick an axe and slaughter a friend this time, as the actress embraces real-life killer epitome for HBO max’s forthcoming crime thriller ‘Love and Death.’ Based on a true story from 1980s, the limited-series will also mark the latest collaboration of TV veterans David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman.
HBO Max’s impending Love and Death is a spine-chilling tale of aggression, jealousy and fight for love, being penned down and produced by multiple Emmy awards winner David E. Kelley. Alongside Kelly would be his number one Nicole Kidman, as executive producer for the show. The writer-producer duo is critically renowned for some broad television successes, including Golden Globe-winning ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Undoing.’
Moreover, Homeland’s famed Lesli Linka Glatter is on board to direct this intense adventure. Others to produce are Per Saari, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, and Matthew Tinker etc.
Elizabeth Olsen starrer love and Death
Inspired by the book ‘Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs’ and a collection of articles from ‘Texas Monthly,’ HBO max’s upcoming page-turner Love and Death is based on a real-life story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who massacred her church friend, Betty Gore, with an axe in 1980.
Hence, the limited series will follow a similar plot, with the ‘Sorry for your Loss’ actress Elizabeth Olsen adopting the mesmerizing yet cruel slayer Candy Montgomery.
Here to mention, Love and Death is the second high-profile series, based on the 1980’s incident. The first one is titled “Candy,” after the central character, which hails from UCP and is currently in development at Hulu.
Talking about Love and Death, Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max stated,
“This is a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence. We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per and incredibly fortunate to have Elizabeth Olsen at the center of our story to bring out all the layers of Candy that make this story so unforgettable.”
Furthermore, “Love and Death” will be produced by Lionsgate Television for HBO Max. Talking about the leading lady, Elizabeth Olsen as the brutal axe killer, Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group commented,
“We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen. Her talent, charisma and energy can bewitch audiences like no other. We’re proud to be collaborating with a world-class creative team of Lesli, David and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing series and to bring another exciting premium property to our partners at HBO Max.”
The news of Elizabeth Olsen joining the Love and Death franchise comes right after the actress mesmerized the viewers with her breakthrough performance in WandaVision, in which she reprised the role of Wanda Maximoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Prior to that, Elizabeth has starred in numerous chartbuster films and television series. Her featured credits include four films in the MCU, “Sorry for your loss,” “I saw the Light,” “Silent House,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Godzilla.”
Additionally, Elizabeth Olsen will next be seen reprising her role as the Scarlet Witch in MCU sequel Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness.