Actor Jennifer Garner, who is known for her roles in films like 13 Going on 30 and Dallas Buyers Club, will star in the upcoming limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. The series has been picked by Apple TV+ reported Deadline.
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Laura Dave, the series will tell the story of a woman who forms an unexpected bond with her 16-year-old stepdaughter following the mysterious disappearance of her husband.
The book’s author Laura Dave has been roped in to adapt the series for Apple TV+ along with her husband Josh Singer, who wrote films like Spotlight and The Post. They are also serving as the show’s creators.
Originally, actor Julia Roberts was signed on to play the lead role but was replaced by Garner due to scheduling conflicts. Garner will also serve as the show’s executive producer along with Dave and Singer. The Last Thing He Told Me will be produced by actor Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and Disney’s 20th Television.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Hello Sunshine optioned Dave’s novel even before its release in May this year.
The Last Thing He Told Me marks Garner’s second collaboration with Apple TV+. She is serving as the executive producer for the upcoming show My Glory Was I Had Such Friends alongside JJ Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Amy Silverstein.
Meanwhile, Garner will appear in The Adam Project, a science-fiction film starring Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, and Mark Ruffalo. She will also be seen in the upcoming comedy movie Family Leave. Adapted from the late author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book Bedtime For Mommy, the actor will also be the film’s producer.
Jennifer Garner was last seen in Netflix’s comedy-drama film Yes Day directed by Miguel Artet.