Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) has signed on to star in comedy D-Day, which is being developed by Spyglass Media Group.
Betsy Thomas, who created sitcom My Boys, will make her directorial debut while Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff and Andy Roth have written the script, which is drawing comparisons to 2017’s Girls Trip.
The film follows newly divorced and sexually inexperienced Kate who is encouraged by her friends to get back out on the dating scene. But Kate has particularly high standards, so she’s not just going to settle for just anyone, but she is determined to make her ex’s wedding day her D-Day for finding a partner.
Thomas told Deadline: “I am so thrilled to work with the immensely talented Emily Hampshire to bring this hilariously randy script to life.”
Mann and Sielaff’s writing credits include It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and hopefully D-Day can have a similarly wacky vibe driven by interesting characters. Along with Thomas’ experience with My Boys, we could see the film take plenty of tips from the sitcom genre.
Hampshire played Stevie Budd on Schitt’s Creek for six seasons, and can currently be seen in Chapelwaite on EPIX and in the upcoming thriller series The Rig on Amazon. She’s also releasing her first graphic novel Amelia Aierwood: Basic Witch in partnership with Z2 Comics this October.