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[05/12/20 - 05:43 PM]
Netflix Sets Two Romantic Comedies Starring Reese Witherspoon with Her Company, Hello Sunshine Producing
"Your Place or Mine" and "The Cactus" are both on tap at the streaming service.

[via press release from Netflix]

NETFLIX SETS TWO ROMANTIC COMEDIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON WITH HER COMPANY, HELLO SUNSHINE PRODUCING

JASON BATEMAN'S AGGREGATE FILMS TO PRODUCE ALINE BROSH MCKENNA'S "YOUR PLACE OR MINE" WITH HELLO SUNSHINE

NETFLIX ACQUIRES THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE CACTUS FROM HELLO SUNSHINE AS A STARRING VEHICLE FOR WITHERSPOON

Netflix has reached an agreement with Reese Witherspoon and her company Hello Sunshine to produce two romantic comedy features. Witherspoon will also star in both projects.

YOUR PLACE OR MINE is based on an original script from Aline Brosh McKenna (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), who will be making her feature directorial debut. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will produce the film through Aggregate Films, as part of their first-look deal with Netflix, alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine and McKenna for Lean Machine.

In 2018, Netflix announced a multi-year deal with Aggregate, covering film, television, and documentaries. Jason Bateman executive produces, stars and directs OZARK.

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. Witherspoon and Neustadter will produce for Hello Sunshine.

"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.

"Jason and I are thrilled to be producing Aline's feature directorial debut with our great friends and partners at Netflix, and with a giant talent and friend like Reese and Hello Sunshine," said Michael Costigan on behalf of Aggregate Films. "This is the perfect home for our movie, and with the ideal creative partners to be making a sophisticated and very contemporary romantic comedy that we believe global audiences will be excited to see."

"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."

"I'm the hugest Reese Witherspoon fan on earth, not just of her immense talents as an actor but also her producing skills," said Brosh McKenna. "I couldn't be more excited to direct this movie for Netflix, working alongside Aggregate and Hello Sunshine."

In YOUR PLACE OR MINE, 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.

In THE CACTUS, 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 was published on May 7, 2019 by Park Row.

About Hello Sunshine

Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine is a media company that puts women at the center of every story it creates, celebrates and discovers. Hello Sunshine tells stories across all platforms - from scripted and unscripted television, feature films, animated series, podcasts, audio storytelling, and digital series - all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese's Book Club. Fast growing in reach and influence, this community is propelled by meaningful connections with stories, authors and fellow members. Reese's Book Club sparks conversation-online and in real life- with many of its bestselling picks developed and produced for the screen by Hello Sunshine. Television projects include the critically acclaimed The Morning Show which debuted on Apple TV+ this November and is currently in production on the second season, the limited series Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) which debuted in March, HBO's Emmy-Award winning series Big Little Lies, and Truth Be Told for Apple TV+ which has recently been picked up for a second season. Upcoming scripted series include the limited series Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon), the limited series From Scratch (Netflix) and Kin (Starz) as well as unscripted series The Home Edit with Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin for Netflix. Feature film projects that have been announced include A White Lie (Tristar), The League of Wives, Where the Crawdads Sing with 3000 Pictures, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (MGM) and Legally Blonde 3 (MGM). Hello Sunshine continues to create impactful mission-aligned partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable brands that further leverage our storytelling capabilities to drive value and experience. Recently Hello Sunshine announced the launch of their Kids & Animation Division with the goal of creating content that celebrates a younger audience, shining a light on where girls are right now and helping them chart their path forward. Hello Sunshine was recently named as the #2 Most Innovative Company in Media for 2020 by Fast Company Magazine.





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