Netflix and Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine have reached a deal to commission two new romantic comedy’s for the streaming service. The two companies will produce Aline Brosh Mckenna’s Your Place or Mine with Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, and the New York Time bestseller The Cactus. Witherspoon is set to star in both productions.
“We have been looking for the right feature opportunities to collaborate with Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber and the entire team at Netflix for a while and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them on these two romantic comedies,” said Witherspoon. “Both Sarah Haywood’s and Aline Brosh McKenna’s stories blend everything we love about traditional RomComs with strong, smart and determined female leads.”
“We are thrilled to work alongside our long-standing partners and friends, Jason and Michael at Aggregate on ‘Your Place or Mine,’” said Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Films. “They brought us this brilliantly funny romantic comedy from Aline that we immediately fell in love with and can’t wait to work with the Aggregate and Hello Sunshine teams on bringing it to life.” Stuber continued: “Reese and her team at Hello Sunshine have made a tremendous mark on the industry and we’re excited to have found two terrific projects to collaborate with them on.”
YOUR PLACE OR MINE
Based on an original script from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), two long-distance best friends change each other’s lives when she decides to pursue a lifelong dream and he volunteers to keep an eye on her teenage son.
An unexpected pregnancy at 45 causes a reserved woman to rethink the structured life she has created for herself and leads her on an unconventional journey toward love, family and learning to embrace the unexpected. The Cactus is based on Sarah Haywood’s New York Times Bestselling novel of the same name and was Reese’s Book Club pick in June, 2019.
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