English child actor Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Honey Boy) has been cast as the young lead opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in The Undoing, HBO’s high-profile six-episode limited series, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier.
The project reunites Jupe with Bier — one of his first major roles was in the British limited series The Night Manager, which Bier directed.
An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book You Should Have Known, The Undoing centers on Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Grant) and young son (Jupe) who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Jupe’s Henry Sachs is Jonathan and Grace’s son, age 12. Precocious and artistic, Henry seeks to keep his family together as recent revelations tear them apart.
Kelley executive produces The Undoing through David E. Kelley Prods. and serves as showrunner. Bier executive produces and will direct all episodes. Kidman executive produces with Per Saari through their Blossom Films alongside Bruna Papandrea via Made Up Stories.
Jupe has co-starred in such movies as Wonder, Suburbicon, and, most recently, A Quiet Place. He shares the lead role of Honey Boy, which is premiering at Sundance, with Lucas Hedges. He also will be seen in Ford v. Ferrari. Jupe is repped by CAA, UK’s Shepherd Management, US’s Grandview and attorneys Dan Fox and Steve Warren.
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