Ed Helms Joins Jennifer Garner In Body-Swap Comedy ‘Family Leave’ For Netflix
The body-swap trope has long been a staple of the movie business with hit films like Freaky Friday instantly coming to mind. Now, as first reported by Deadline, Netflix has given the green light for a new body-swap comedy and has enlisted two A-listers for the film’s cast.
Per the initial report, Ed Helms will join Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner in the film titled Family Leave. Additionally, McG (Tall Girl) will direct and executive produce the film via his Wonderland production banner. Adam Sztykiel (Black Adam) is writing the latest draft of the script following a previous screenplay by Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory).
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Family Leave is based on New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book Bedtime for Mommy. The plot follows Jess and Bill Walker (Helms and Garner) as they do their best to keep their family together as their kids grow older and more distant. However, after a strange encounter with a horoscope reader, the entire family wakes up in somebody else’s body. The twist is the body swap occurs on the most important day of each of their lives.
Jennifer Garner won the Golden Globe for Best Actress thanks for her iconic role in the hit TV series Alias. The tenured actor also touts roles in hit films like Dallas Buyers Club and Juno. Up next, Garner will appear alongside Aisha Tyler in the Apple TV+ series The Last Thing He Told Me. Meanwhile, Ed Helms recently starred in and produced Peacock’s comedy series Rutherford Falls. Notably, Helms has been a staple of the comedy genre for the last few decades thanks to memorable roles in The Office, The Hangover, and The Lorax.
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