Aubrey Plaza has a new comedy coming to Netflix called “Hope,” directed by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami. This marks the second feature from the comedic duo following their female-driven comedy “The Breaker Upperers,” which they also co-wrote and starred in. That movie premiered on Netflix in February 2019 and is available to stream.
Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith wrote the script for the comedy. The writing duo also worked on “The House Bunny,” “Legally Blonde,” “The Ugly Truth,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” and “She’s the Man.” They are also writing the “Spice Girls” movie for Paramount Animation, and an original pitch for Paramount (live action) with Todd Garner producing called “Party Girls.” Netflix stated that “Hope” is a passion project for the duo.
As we metioned earlier, Aubrey Plaza is staring in the film. The actor recently wrapped production on the drama “Black Bear,” which she is producing and starring in opposite Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon. Plaza recently starred in Noah Hawley’s “Legion” on FX and MGM’s feature, “Child’s Play” opposite Brian Tyree Henry.
In 2018, Plaza starred Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West” and took home a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. The film also received a nomination for Best First Screenplay. Plaza returned to the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards as host.
Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman are producing for Aggregate Films, alongside Lundi Shackleton and Philippe Palacios for Les Espoirs Pictures. Aubrey Plaza is also serving as a producer on the project. Adam Wagner, Kiwi Smith, and Karen McCullah are serving as executive producers.
Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere date for the new movie, but more information should become available when the film goes into production. We should get an extended cast list at that time, and then a few teaser trailers.
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