Elizabeth Olsen Portrays Candy Montgomery in True-Crime Series “Love & Death”


Forty years after Candy Montgomery killed her friend Betty Gore with an axe, the infamous true-crime story will be revisited in yet another limited series. “Love & Death” stars Elizabeth Olsen as the Texas housewife in a story inspired by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson’s 1984 book titled “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs,” as well as a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I & II”).

Though specific plot details about “Love & Death” are scarce, the series is based on the events that led to Gore’s untimely death, which resulted in Montgomery’s arrest and a trial that later acquitted her of the murder. On Oct. 14, 2021, HBO Max released first-look photos of Olsen transformed into Montgomery, though a trailer has yet to be released. The actor’s portrayal comes just after Jessica Biel took on the same role in “Candy,” which premiered on May 9.

In addition to Olsen, “Love & Death” also stars folks like Jesse Plemons, Tom Pelphrey, and Lily Rabe. The limited series is expected to arrive sometime next year. Read ahead for everything else we know about “Love & Death.”

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