After giving birth to her 2nd daughter in September 2016, Blake Lively is going back to work.
The actress has landed herself the lead role in CBS Film’s new thriller, “The Husband’s Secret”. She will also executive produce the film alongside Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano’s Depth of Field production company.
Based on “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s 2013 novel of the same name, “The Husband’s Secret” follows a wife, mother, and an incredibly successful businesswoman named Cecilia Fitzpatrick, who inadvertently discovers that her husband has been keeping a secret from her for years – a secret that leads her to realise that her life is built on a foundation of lies and murder.
In a press statement, CBS Films President Terry Press said, “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 realise Moriarty’s creation.”
The 29-year-old actress recently starred in Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and Marc Forster’s “All I See is You”, which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Her 2016 film “The Shallows” earned USD119 million worldwide on a USD17 million budget.