Blake Lively Will Play the Lead in a New Film from the Author of Big Little Lies
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Blake Lively Will Play the Lead in a New Film from the Author of Big Little Lies

It’s shaping up to be a pretty good month for fans of Big Little Lies! We were excited enough to hear that our new fave HBO hit may be getting a second season — at least if one of its stars’ (*ahem, ahem, Reese Witherspoon*) latest Instagram captions is any indication.

Now, we’ve got even more reason to celebrate, as another book from the show’s original author, Liane Moriarty, will be hitting the big screen with yet ANOTHER A-list Hollywood starlet at its helm: one Miss Blake Lively.

According to Hello Giggles, the 29-year-will soon be venturing away from her growing brood in order to star in The Husband’s Secret ($13), the chilling tale of a wife named Cecilia Fitzpatrick who stumbles upon a major secret being kept by her partner that wasn’t meant to be revealed until his death. She’ll also be executive producing the film.

As CBS Films President Terry Press said in a statement, “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.”

We haven’t seen Lively star in a film since she gave birth to baby Ines back in September, with last summer’s The Shallows as the latest.

Our fave TV show AND one of our fave actresses all wrapped into one? It’s almost too good to be true! We can’t wait to see this match-up come to life.

Will you go see Blake in The Husband’s Secret? Tell us over @BritandCo.

 (h/t Hello Giggles; Photos via Dia Dipasupil + Theo Wargo/Getty)