Jessica Biel will star as Candy Montgomery in the upcoming limited true-crime drama series titled ‘Candy’ for Hulu. Previously Elisabeth Moss was on board for the role. later it is gone to Jessica Biel. The plot revolves around a Texas lady who murdered her friend Betty Gore with an ax in 1980.
Candy is one of two upcoming shows based on the Montgomery-Gore case: HBO’s Love and Death will star Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Rabe as the two ladies.
Universal Studio Group’s UCP and Disney’s 20th Television are behind the Hulu series. Three-time Emmy nominee Robin Veith (Mad Men, Hulu’s The Act) penned the pilot script and executive produce with Eat the Cat’s Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund; Iron Ocean’s Biel and Michelle Purple; and pilot director Michael Uppendahl. Jim Atkinson and John Bloom are serving as consultants on the project.
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