Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have teamed up to develop a film adaptation of Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel Big Little Lies.

The Oscar-winning actresses have optioned the film rights to the book through their production companies, according to

Kidman and Witherspoon are planning to star in the comedic film, which will centre on three murderous kindergarten mothers.

Moriarty will serve as a producer alongside her fellow Australian Kidman and Witherspoon.