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Jessica Biel & Melanie Lynskey Reveal How Justin Timberlake & Jason Ritter Wound up in 'Candy'

[Editor's note: The following contains spoilers through the finale episode of Candy, “The Fight."]Things get increasingly dark and tense as Candy progresses, but Episode 4 does offer a nice little surprise via casting choices. Not only is it revealed that Jessica Biel’s husband, Justin Timberlake, is playing the lead detective on the case, but also that Melanie Lynskey’s husband, Jason Ritter, is his partner.
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Jessica Biel & Melanie Lynskey On Axe-Murder Drama 'Candy'

On October 30, 1980, a jury of nine women and three men found Candy Montgomery not guilty of the brutal murder of her former friend, Betty Gore. Montgomery killed Gore by striking her 41 times with an axe, following a confrontation over the fact that Montgomery had been sleeping with Gore’s husband. Montgomery pleaded self-defense, and the court agreed.

Melanie Lynskey On The Real-Life ‘Candy’ Defense Not Adding Up, ‘Yellowjackets’ & Her Love Of Awards Shows [Interview]

If you haven’t watched the Hulu limited series “Candy” yet, you may want to stop reading now to avoid major spoilers. The true story of a horrible death that involved friends Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) and Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey), it’s a case that has perplexed investigators and observers for over 40 years. And for Lynskey, recreating the incident between the two women not only took months of rehearsals but sticking to Candy’s account was key.

Melanie Lynskey on Honoring the Real Betty Gore With ‘Candy’

Click here to read the full article. Hulu’s new five-part miniseries “Candy” takes on one of the most famous true crime stories in American history: the 1980 axe murder of Texas housewife Betty Gore by Candy Montgomery. For Melanie Lynskey, who plays Gore, the greatest challenge of the show was finding a way to play the character respectfully. “I wanted to make sure I was playing as true as I could version to life of her,” Lynskey told Variety at the “Candy” premiere at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles Monday. “Which meant not sugarcoating anything that she went through. I...

Yellowjackets Star Melanie Lynskey Confirms Season 2 Casting Adult Version of Fan-Favorite Character

Though its tantalizing mystery was the first hook for many viewers, Showtime's Yellowjackets built an audience because of its two distinct timelines and dual cast, some playing the same characters only 25 years apart. Tawny Cypress and Jasmin Savoy Brown both play the character Taissa, while Juliette Lewis and Sophie Thatcher play Natalie, and Sophie Nélisse and Melanie Lynskey play Shauna, among others. Not every teenage character that appears in the 1990s side of the storyline has an adult counterpart in the series, which begs the question on their survival; but speaking in a new interview Lynskey herself said that some of the adult versions of fan-favorites are coming in season two.

'Yellowjackets': Melanie Lynskey Says Season 2 Is Adding 'Older Versions' of Characters (Exclusive)

As Yellowjackets prepares to start filming season 2, star Melanie Lynskey reveals that Showtime’s hit survival series is busy adding new – and noticeably older -- members to the cast. “I know new people are coming in,” the actress reveals to ET’s Lauren Zima while promoting the release of her latest series, the Hulu true-crime saga Candy. “Older versions of a couple of the younger cast they’re trying to cast right now.”

‘Candy’: Jessica Biel & Melanie Lynskey On Their True-Life Murder Series & Story’s Emotional Heart [Bingeworthy Podcast]

In today’s episode of Bingeworthy, our revitalized TV and streaming podcast, co-hosts Mike DeAngelo and Rodrigo Perez treat themselves to the new true-life murder series, “Candy.” Based on a true story, the show follows Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel), a housewife in 1980s Texas that finds her life spinning out of control after her neighbor and friend, Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) is found murdered in her own home. The show premieres on Hulu on May 9th and also stars Pablo Schreiber (Halo) and Timothy Simons (Veep) (read our review here).

Candy stars Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey on stepping into a real-life suburban horror story

On June 13, 1980, Candy Montgomery paid a visit to her friend, Betty Gore, at her home in the manicured suburbs of Wylie, Texas. It was a Friday. Montgomery stopped by to retrieve a swimsuit for Gore's daughter, who was set to spend the day with the Montgomerys after swim practice. While there, Gore confronted Montgomery about the affair she had with her husband, Allan. Later that evening, Gore was found dead in a blood-soaked utility room with 41 ax wounds.

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Candy’ On Hulu, Where Jessica Biel And Melanie Lynskey Star In A Dramatization Of The Candy Montgomery Case

Forty-two years after Betty Gore was hacked to death by Candy Montgomery in Wylie, Texas, not one but two limited series based on this extraordinary case will hit our streaming boxes. The first, Candy, starring Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey, will be rolled out by Hulu over five straight days, like an old-fashioned network miniseries. Does it deserve the special treatment? CANDY: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: A closeup of a woman making a speech about a tree that died to create the cross on which Jesus was crucified. The Gist: Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) seems to have everything together; she and...