Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King have signed on to star in a currently untitled romantic comedy for Netflix.
Richard LaGravenese (Behind The Candelabra) will direct from a script he co-wrote alongside Carrie Solomon. Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Alyssa Altman are producing for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films.
The story follows a surprising romance which kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother, and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.
Netflix reportedly purchased the script from Soloman earlier this year, which attracted the three leads to the project. It was recently given the greenlight and is expected to begin shooting sometime later this year.
With that sort of cast, Netflix will be crossing their fingers that this becomes as successful as some of their previously well-liked romantic comedies like Set It Up and Always Be My Maybe. It’s harder to gauge how well something performs on streaming, but this movie – when it eventually gets a title – should attract plenty of eyeballs.
Kidman was recently seen in Being The Ricardos and The Northman, and she has Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom in post-production.
Efron’s 2022 has consisted of survival thriller Gold and horror remake Firestarter. He has Peter Farrelly comedy The Greatest Beer Run Ever also in post-production and due out later this year.
King’s involvement in this project makes the most sense, as she’s a bit of a homegrown star for the streamer thanks to her starring role in all three Kissing Booth movies. She inked a first-look deal with the company in July of last year.
She’s got action film Bullet Train, fantasy movie The Princess, and sci-fi thriller The Uglies all in various stages of production right now.