Pop Goes The News — Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallée will direct all seven episodes of the new HBO limited series Big Little Lies, the network announced Thursday.

The Montreal-based filmmaker will also be an executive producer of the series, along with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman and their respective producing partners Bruno Papandrea and Per Saari.

Pop Goes The News — Actor Jared Leto flew to Mexico on Wednesday to pay tribute to the man who helped him win an Academy Award — Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée.

“There are very few people in the world that have the talent, the skill and the fortitude to create dreams so special over and over and over again,” Leto told an audience at the opening night gala of the Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée will be honoured next week at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Mexico by actor Jared Leto.

The Quebec-born filmmaker’s latest, Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will open the festival on Nov. 11.