When most of us really like a book, we might tell a couple of gal pals. When Reese Witherspoon likes a book, she snaps up the movie rights. In 2012 she launched her production company Pacific Standard, with a mandate to address the dearth of female-centric stories in mainstream entertainment. Since then, she has made a habit of turning great books into great film and TV shows, including the compulsively watchable Big Little Lies. She’s also turned #RWbookclub, a hashtag with over 24,000 followers on Instagram, into one of the most reliable reading lists since Oprah’s picks.
Here are 16 books Reese Witherspoon has already optioned.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Blurb: In mid-March, Hulu announced it had ordered a limited eight-episode series with Ng’s best-selling 2017 tome at the centre, Witherspoon on production and Scandal’s Kerry Washington to star. The novel is about two families living in Shaker Heights, Ohio (Ng’s hometown), class conflicts and, yes, arson.