Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Nicole Holofcener Reteaming For ‘Beth And Don’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is reuniting with director Nicole Holofcener for Beth And Don, a comedy about a novelist whose marriage starts to deteriorate after she overhears her husband offering up a frank assessment of her work. The two previously collaborated on 2013 comedy-drama Enough Said, which also starred James Gandolfini.

Louis-Dreyfus will also produce alongside Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu, with FilmNation launching international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. Their CEO Glen Basner said in a statement:

“This movie is the breath of fresh air our distributors have been waiting for in a comedy, and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil this project with our longtime friends from Likely Story. Nicole’s and Julia’s combined comedic talent will make for an irresistible and all too relatable film for moviegoers around the world.”

Bregman added: “Nicole and Julia are masters of the modern human comedy — stories where we can see our own awkwardness and blind spots in every well-intentioned character. As with their last collaboration Enough Said, Beth And Don is a bright, bold tale of people trying to behave well, and failing hilariously at it.”

Holofcener is a master at grounded comedy dramas, with films like Walking And Talking, Friends With Money and Please Give being astute examinations of friendships and relationships in the modern world.

She also recently co-wrote the Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and collaborated with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on the script for Ridley Scott‘s The Last Duel.

Holofcener and Louis-Dreyfus worked together brilliantly on Enough Said, one of their very best films, so it makes sense that they’d want to collaborate again. Beth And Don sounds like another grounded dramedy about how the relationships we have are always evolving.

JLD may be best known for her roles on Seinfeld and Veep, but she’s recently joined the MCU as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, appearing in both The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and Black Widow.

She also just wrapped production on upcoming A24 film Tuesday, and will star alongside Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill in an untitled Netflix comedy directed by Kenya Barris.


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