It was confirmed today that Emma Roberts will star in the rom-com “Holidate” for Netflix this year. John Whitesell is directing the comedy, working from a script written by Tiffany Paulsen.
Netflix described the story in the announcement adding “Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays! Their enduring singledom leaves them subject to the judgment of their meddling family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates on each festive occasion. When these two meet, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of the year.”
Netflix hasn’t announced who will be partnering up with Roberts at this time. Subscribers will have to wait a little longer to get a premiere date for the comedy and to learn the rest of the supporting cast.
Wonderland is also producing the comedy “Tall Girl” for Netflix. The company also produced the films “The Babysitter,” “When We First Met,” and the upcoming family action film “Rim Of The World.” In total, “Holidate” is the fifth collaboration between Wonderland and Netflix. McG and Mary Viola are producing the project through Wonderland.
Roberts recently starred with Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, and Awkwafina in the fantasy film “Paradise Hills” from Director Alice Waddington. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and received high marks for its originality and the cinematography. Roberts is also voicing the character Wedgehead in the “Uglydolls” adaptation, that project is expected to hit theaters in May. In the future, Roberts is also expected to star in the comedy “Anya’s Ghost” from Director Dan Mazer. That film is an adaptation based on the graphic novel by Vera Brosgol.
Emma Roberts was initially the star of Netflix’s skating drama “Spinning Out,” but exited the project. Kaya Scodelario took over the role, and Netflix ordered 10 episodes for the show’s first season. Samantha Stratton will serve as the creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer on the “Spinning Out,” along with co-showrunner and executive producer Lara Olsen.