Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, Luke Evans to star in Dan Levy’s Good Grief
James R | On 17, Oct 2022
Dan Levy is teaming up with Netflix to make his directorial debut – and Good Grief, it’s already lined up an impressively star-studded cast.
The film will see Levy star alongside Ruth Negga (Passing, Loving), Himesh Patel (Station Eleven, Yesterday), Luke Evans (Echo 3, Beauty and the Beast), Celia Imrie (Better Things,The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Arnaud Valois (BPM (Beats Per Minute), Spring Blossom), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and Jamael Westman (Hamilton, The Essex Serpent) for Netflix.
The four-time Emmy-winner, best known for his role in Schitt’s Creek, will also write and direct the project, which is the first under his Not A Real Production Company and Netflix’s creative partnership.
The film follows Marc Dreyfus, who chooses to distract himself from the loss of his mom with a comfortable marriage. But when his husband also dies, unexpectedly, Marc is forced to finally confront the grief he’s tried so hard to avoid, sending him and his two closest friends on a Parisian weekend of self discovery.
Dan Levy said: “Good Grief is a cautionary tale about friendship and loss and all the mess that comes with it when the truth is something you’ve evaded for most of your life. It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, it’s a project that has helped me work through my own grief. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.”