Hope: Aubrey Plaza to star in new film from Breaker Upperers duo
James R | On 16, Aug 2019
Aubrey Plaza is teaming up with the directing duo behind The Breaker Upperers for Hope, a new Netflix film.
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami co-wrote and directed The Breaker Upperers, which was snapped up by Netflix and went on to receive acclaim when it premiered worldwide in February this year. Now, they’re reuniting with Netflix to direct Hope, written by another powerhouse pair: Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith.
McCullah and Smith have a slew of comedy credits under their belt including The House Bunny, Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s the Man. They are currently writing the Spice Girls movie for Paramount Animation.
Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks and Recreation) recently wrapped production on the feature, Black Bear, a suspenseful meta-drama, which she is producing and starring in opposite Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon. She will also produce Hope, alongside Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman for Aggregate Films, and Lundi Shackleton and Philippe Palacios for Les Espoirs Pictures. Adam Wagner is an exec producer, alongside Smith and McCullah.