• Elizabeth Olsen will play the role of a Texas housewife
  • Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the crime series
  • It is based on a book penned by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs

Actress Elizabeth Olsen is all set to star in the HBO Max limited series "Love And Death."

The crime series is penned by David E. Kelley, who, along with Nicole Kidman, serves as its executive producer. Lesli Linka Glatter will helm the crime thriller.

The upcoming series, from Lionsgate Television Group, is based on the true story of a Texas housewife, named Candy Montgomery, who killed her friend Betty Gore with an ax in 1980.

The 32-year-old actress will portray Montgomery and the series is based on the book "Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs," written by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs.

HBO Max's original content head, Sarah Aubrey, said, "This is a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence," Variety reported.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per and incredibly fortunate to have Elizabeth at the center of our story to bring out all the layers of Candy that make this story so unforgettable," Aubrey added.

Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group's chairman, said, "We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen."

"Her talent, charisma and energy can bewitch audiences like no other," Beggs added. "We're proud to be collaborating with a world-class creative team of Lesli, David, and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing series and to bring another exciting premium property to our partners at HBO Max."

The actress' last movie was "Avengers: Endgame," which was released on April 26, 2019. Olsen's upcoming movie, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," is under post-production now. The adventure fantasy is scheduled to release on March 25 next year.

The actress recently appeared in the sitcom "WandaVision" on Disney+. It has Paul Bettany, Kat Dennings and Evan Peters in the key roles.

The actress was also featured in an episode of the documentary series "Marvel Studios: Assembled." The episode, titled "Assembled: The Making of WandaVision," released on March 12. The second episode of the docu-series, titled "The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," dropped on April 30 last month.

Elizabeth Olsen
Actress Elizabeth Olsen attended the "Ingrid Goes West" premiere during day 2 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah wearing a cream coat by Sportmax. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival