Jennifer Garner inks multi-year deal with Netflix
James R | On 29, Jul 2021
Jennifer Garner has inked a multi-year deal with Netflix.
Garner starred in and produced Netflix’s family comedy Yes Day, which was released earlier this year. The film, which co-starred Edgar Ramirez and Jenna Ortega, was seen by 62 million households in the first four weeks, making it Netflix’s biggest kids and family original film to date.
Now, a sequel is in the works, with Garner set to produce and reprise her role as Allison Torres. Building on that success, the film will be the first project in Garner’s new deal with the streamer, which will see her work on multiple projects to star in and produce.
Outside of the deal, Garner will next star in sci-fi film The Adam Project alongside Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo and is also set to star in and produce comedy film Family Leave inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book Bedtime For Mommy.
Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film, says: “I first worked with Jen on The Kingdom 14 years ago and consider myself very lucky to still be in business with her today. As an actor, she’s proven herself to be incredibly versatile in unforgettable roles spanning fast-paced action, heartfelt comedies, and thought-provoking dramas. She approaches every aspect of her work with such detail and preparation, which makes her an extremely valuable partner and producer. We look forward to celebrating another Yes Day with Jen and collaborating on many other exciting projects.”
Garner adds: “Having known Scott for fifteen years, there is a reason his relationships in the business stand the test of time. He is as true blue as he is smart and intuitive about filmmaking. Reed, Ted, and Scott have built a safe, collaborative home for storytellers— I am honored to join the awesome group of creatives in the Netflix family, and I am extremely excited to work with their passionate and innovative teams across all departments. I had the most gratifying, creative, experience bringing Yes Day to life. Seeing Netflix’s global reach as the Torres family wreaked havoc in homes all over the world makes me eager to dive in with another Day of Yes; I can’t wait. I am grateful for Netflix’s continued support and look forward to mixing it up across the board with this partnership.”