Reese Witherspoon has found her co-star for upcoming Netflix romantic comedy, Your Place Or Mine. Ashton Kutcher, a veteran of the genre, has been cast as the main love interest.
The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna is writing the film and also making her feature directorial debut on the project. The film focuses on two best friends on opposite coasts who see their whole lives change when they swap homes for a week. Perhaps a non-Christmas version of Nancy Meyers‘ flawed-but-cozy The Holiday?
This will be Kutcher’s first time playing the lead in a romantic comedy since 2011’s No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman, but as mentioned, he’s no stranger to the genre. He’s also starred in What Happens In Vegas, Valentine’s Day, A Lot Like Love, My Boss’s Daughter, Just Married, and New Year’s Eve.
Him and Witherspoon starring marks a sort of throwback to the genre, as Witherspoon was also a constant in the romcom world, starring in films such as Sweet Home Alabama, Just Like Heaven, How Do You Know, and Home Again.
Your Place Or Mine is the first of two romantic comedies Witherspoon is making for Netflix. The other is an adaptation of Sarah Haywood‘s bestselling novel The Cactus.
There, Witherspoon will play a 45-year-old woman who unexpectedly becomes pregnant, forcing her to rethink her structured life as she begins an unconventional journey toward love, family and self-acceptance.
The star-driven romantic comedy looks to be in the early stages of a revival.
Alongside Witherspoon’s two Netflix films, George Clooney and Julia Roberts are starring in Ticket To Paradise, Billy Eichner is writing and starring in Bros.
Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock will lead action-romcom The Lost City Of D, Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson will star in the time travel-based Meet Cute, and Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster will headline Fire Island.
With its two popular stars, Your Place Or Mine could certainly play a major role in making the romantic comedy a viable genre for movie stars once again. Don’t be alarmed if you get major mid-2000s vibes when watching the film.