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HBO Entertainment Announces OLIVE KITTERIDGE

Olive-KitteridgeLove and loss. Sorrow and joy. Olive and Henry Kitteridge know there’s no such thing as a simple life.  A tour de force in storytelling, the four-part HBO® Miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray also features a Digital HD copy. Headlined by an all-star cast including Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand, Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins and Golden Globe winner Bill Murray, the mini-series is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Olive Kitteridge is a poignant tale spanning 25 years in the life of a middle-school math teacher in Maine and the turbulent relationships with her family and friends.  Hailed as “soaring and inventive” (The New Yorker), “ingeniously constructed” (USA Today) and a series that provides McDormand with “a wonderful role that stands among the most complex and memorable of her career” (Hollywood Reporter), Olive Kitteridge is not to be missed.

“Frances McDormand gives a heroic performance” – People Magazine

 

“Olive Kitteridge shows actress, and HBO, at their best” – USA Today

 

Olive Kitteridge

Starring Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand & Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins Based on the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel

Available February 10, 2015 on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD

New York, N.Y., November 13, 2014 – A mesmerizing look at small town life, the four-part HBO® Miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge, starring Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray also features a Digital HD copy. The HBO Miniseries® production was directed “with an impeccable balance of sensitivity and humor” (Hollywood Reporter) by Academy Award® nominated director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, with a teleplay by Emmy®-winner Jane Anderson (HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom).

Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.  The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on her relationships with her husband, Henry (Jenkins), the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher (John Gallagher, Jr.), who resents his mother’s approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

The supporting cast features Golden Globe winner Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as Jack Kennison, a widower befriended by Olive; Emmy® nominee Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) as Jim O’Casey, a fellow teacher at Olive’s school; Rosemarie DeWitt (Mad Men) as Rachel Coulson, a shut-in who is one of Henry’s customers at the pharmacy; and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) as Denise Thibodeau, who works at the pharmacy. An HBO Miniseries presentation of a Playtone production in association with As Is, Olive Kitteridge is executive produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Frances McDormand and Jane Anderson. Steven Shareshian co-executive produces.
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