Date: 7th July 2022
Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to an untitled comedy film centered around a wedding that has both Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon attached to star and comes from writer and director Nicholas Stoller.
Amazon landed the rights to the project in a highly competitive situation with bids coming from both streamers and studios, which is logical given Witherspoon, Ferrell and Stoller’s stellar comedy resumes.
Specifics as to the film’s plot are being kept under wraps. But Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum will produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions, along with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, and Stoller and Conor Welch for Global Solutions, with Hello Sunshine’s Ashley Strumwasser serving as exec producer.
Logline details are being kept under the veil, but the premise involves two weddings that are booked at the same venue on the same weekend.
After starring in hit dramas ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and ‘The Morning Show’, Witherspoon is set to return to her “rom-com roots” with the upcoming ‘Your Place or Mine’ at Netflix.
Nicholas Stoller’s gay rom-com movie 'Bros' which he directed and co-wrote with Billy Eichner, is slated to release on September 30.
Source: Press Release