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Donald Sutherland joins Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in HBO's The Undoing

Donald Sutherland in The Mechanic

Story by Jack Foley

SCREEN veteran Donald Sutherland is to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in HBO’s limited series The Undoing.

The Emmy and Oscar winning actor will play the father of Kidman’s character in the series, which is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known.

The Undoing will focus on Grace Sachs (Kidman), a successful therapist living her dream life with a devoted husband (Grant) and a young son in an elite private school in New York.

However, this all comes crashing down when her husband disappears, leaving behind a wave of disturbing revelations.

Sutherland will play Franklin Renner, a retired financier and loving grandfather who is tasked with protecting his family when the revelations come to light.

The casting brings Sutherland back to HBO for the first time since the 1995 movie Citizen X, for which he won an Emmy.

But he has been no stranger to the small screen since then, given that he recently played J. Paul Getty in FX’s Trust for Danny Boyle.

The Undoing comes from Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley and producer Bruna Papandrea. They are executive producing with Kidman, Per Saari and Susanne Bier (The Night Manager, Bird Box), who is directing all six episodes.

In light of his distinguished and highly memorable career, Sutherland was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2018.