Reese Witherspoon has reached an agreement with Netflix to star in two romantic comedies for the platform. In this way, the actress returns to the cinema after a time focused on series such as ‘Big Little Lies’ (from HBO), ‘The Morning Show’ (from Apple TV +) or ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (from Hulu).
On the one hand, the actress will headline ‘Your Place Or Mine’, the first feature film by Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and co-creator of the television show ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’. Her story revolves around two friends who change each other’s lives when she decides to pursue her life’s dream and he volunteers to watch over his teenage son.
On the other hand, Netflix has also acquired the film rights to ‘The Cactus’, Sarah Haywood’s popular novel about a 45-year-old woman who becomes pregnant against the odds. That forces her to rethink her life and takes her on a somewhat traditional journey towards love, family and learning to embrace the unexpected.
The actress is delighted with the agreement she has reached with Netflix and has released the following message accompanying the news:
“We’ve been looking for the right opportunities to collaborate with Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, and the entire Netflix team for a while and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them on these two romantic comedies. The stories of both Sarah Haywood and Aline Bross McKenna mix everything we love about traditional romantic comedies with strong, intelligent and purposeful female lead characters.”