Elizabeth Olsen To Play Ax Murderer Candy Montgomery In New HBO Max Series

A limited series about a brutal ax murder in 1980 is coming to HBO Max.

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Elizabeth Olsen, the star of the MCU TV show WandaVision, will have a leading role in a new limited series for HBO Max. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen will star on the show Love and Death, which is a series about a murder in Texas in 1980.

Olsen has been hired to play Candy Montgomery, the real-life person who was convicted of killing her neighbor, Betty Gore, with an ax. The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss is also going to play Candy in a separate TV show for Hulu called Candy.

HBO Max's Love and Death is adapted from the John Blossom and Jim Atkinson book, Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs. It's also based on the Texas Monthly series that they wrote, Love & Death in Silicon Prairie.

"Her talent, charisma, and energy can bewitch audiences like no other," Lionsgate TV's Kevin Beggs said. "We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen."

Love and Death is written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland).

The Candy Montgomery story was adapted in 1990 by CBS for a TV movie called A Killing in a Small Town.

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