Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ gets another star

Celeste Ng
Author Celeste Ng –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The TV adaptation of Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere’’ just got another star.

Deadline was first to report last week that Rosemarie DeWitt (“La La Land,’’ “Black Mirror’’) was cast in the upcoming Hulu miniseries based on “Little Fires Everywhere,’’ the bestselling 2017 book by Cambridge author Ng. DeWitt will star alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, who are also executive producing the series.

The story follows the lives of two families — Elena Richardson (Witherspoon) and her seemingly perfect family, and Mia Warren (Washington) and her daughter Pearl — and how they intersect.

According to Deadline, DeWitt will play Elena’s best friend, Linda McCullough, who takes in an abandoned baby after years of trying to become a mother. When the child’s biological mother shows up, Linda begins to fall apart out of fear that she’ll lose her new daughter.