The “Avengers” actress Elizabeth Olsen will star in HBO Max true-crime limited series “Love and Death”.
The series from Lionsgate Television includes David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, and director Lesli Linka Glatter among its producing team.
“Love and Death” will be written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, both of whom will also serve as executive producers on the hot project.
Olsen will play Candy Montgomery, who was convicted of murdering her neighbor and friend, Betty Gore, with an ax in Texas in 1980.
“Love and Death” is based on the book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson and a two-part Texas Monthly series by the same authors, “Love & Death in Silicon Prairie.
“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,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs.
This is now the second project about the crime to announced within the past year. Elisabeth Moss is set to star as Montgomery in the limited series “Candy,” which hails from UCP and is currently in development at Hulu.
Olsen was seen recently in the critically-acclaimed Disney + series “WandaVision,” in which she reprised the role of Wanda Maximoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Prior to the series, the actress appeared in four films in the MCU.
Olsen is also set to appear in the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”