As a true crime nerd, it’s always exciting to see an adaptation of a crime you’ve heard/read a lot of things about. This is why the trailer for the Hulu miniseries Candy interested me so much. And then I discovered that it was one of two television adaptations on the case. The second is love and deathwhich is slated for release this year on HBO.
That’s right, dueling murder adaptations.
So why are we telling this story? Twice? It has already been adapted in a lightly fictionalized version with A murder in a small town, for which Barbara Hershey won an Emmy. The trailer doesn’t give much away, so I don’t want to “spoil” it, but I will say there will be a connection at the heart of the murder. You’ll all have to decide which adaptation of the main man you’d kill on: Jesse Plemons or Pablo Schreiber. Landry or Pornstache.
But it combines love, sex and murder in a religious small town. Additionally, true crime is more popular than ever, and there are only a limited number of failing tech start-ups that we can adapt at once.
And yes, it’s a true crime, so Biel’s Candy Montgomery is based on a real person, like the rest of the story. Both adaptations will tell the real-life story of Wylie, Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who brutally murdered her “friend” Betty Gore with an ax in 1980. I say “friend” because I think, as As the story unfolds, it’s made clear that their friendship wasn’t so honest.
Candythe Hulu version, stars Jessica Beal (7th Sky) as Candy and Melanie Lynskey (Ever After, yellow vests) like Gore. love and death to Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Vision) like Candy Montgomery and Lily Rabe (american horror story) as Betty Gore.
Which cast are you most interested in seeing murder/an affair?
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