Jennifer Garner is gearing up for her next big Netflix project in the form of family leavea new family comedy film that will finally go into production in late 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

first announced in February 2021 (just before the release of yes day on Netflix), Jennifer Garner would play the lead role in a new family film from Gray Matter Productions, About it Productions and Linden Entertainment.

This will mark Garner’s fourth major title for Netflix after his voice role in flame flame, yes day, and 2022 The Adam Projectwhere he starred alongside Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo.

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Jennifer Garner in The Adam Project with Ryan Reynolds – Picture: Netflix

victory is serving as a writer on the film adaptation, which is based on the children’s book Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Strouse is best known for working on Pixar’s Finding Doryabc october road, and Disney tink.

McG, who previously directed edge of the world, The babysitterand its sequel The Nanny Killer for Netflix will direct his fourth feature film for the streaming service in family leave.

This is the writer’s second major Netflix movie after 2019’s. Let it Snow starring Isabela Merced and Shameik Moore.

Justine Baddeley-Arteta Y Kim Davis-Wagner serve as casting directors on the feature film. mcg, lawrence gray, ben everard, nicole reyY Jason Brian Rosenthal act as producers.

jane flores he serves as a casting director.

What is family leave on?

Based on Netflix’s initial announcement, here’s what to expect:

“The Brenners wake up to a complete family body swap, quickly realizing that the same thing has happened to a family on the other side of the world; They must join this group of strangers and determine how to undo the body swap.”

An additional synopsis provided to What’s on Netflix delves further into the plot:

“The Walkers are a nuclear family of five: mom Jess, dad Bill, 16-year-old daughter CC, 14-year-old son WYATT, and 2-year-old daughter Mia. But when a mysterious event occurs at the Griffith Park Planetarium, the nuclear elements split and recombine; Jen’s mind is in CC’s body (and vice versa), while Bill’s mind is in WYATT’s body (and vice versa). As CC and Wyatt try to navigate the impossibly complicated world of adulthood (responsibilities, skills, fears, ambitions), Jen and Bill must navigate their way through the incredibly intricate web of rites of passage (bullying, soccer games, music, parties, romance) that comes with being a teenager, as the four of them struggle to undo the spell that catastrophically recombined their personalities…”

The movie is based on the bedtime book for mommy written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The 32-page children’s book was published in 2010.

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When will production start on Netflix? family leave?

Following its long development since the initial announcement, we have learned that the the movie will start filming in December 2022 (although previous reports suggested that filming would begin in October 2022). Filming will continue until March 2023.

filming in family leave will take place in Los Angeles, California and the project will also receive a tax grant from the California Film Commission in February 2022.

jennifer garner Speaking of the tax credit., said: “As an actress, producer and mother, it is impossible to overstate what shooting locally means to me and other families in this industry. I have been fortunate to work with some of the best team members of my career here in California, and I look forward to reconnecting with some of my friends from the local team on this project.»

Who are the cast members of family leave?

Two cast members have been confirmed so far: jennifer garner Y ed helms.

Helms is best known for his long run on the NBC series, The office, where he played Andy Bernard. Helms headlined Coffee & Kareem for Netflix and appeared on A useless and stupid gesture.

Netflix is ​​looking for a pair of twins or sisters close enough in age who look alike to play the roles of Ingrid and Elsa Thorsdotter. The two are antagonists in the story, as they play on CC’s opposing soccer team, and are known as «The Swedish Smashers». Both cast members must be around the age of 17, and it is preferred that actors have experience playing soccer. The characters are described as tall, but height has not been mentioned as detrimental to the role. One of the latest preferences is for actors who can do a Swedish accent or similar European accents.

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