Filming on Jennifer Garner’s next Netflix project, the family comedy Family Leave, is currently underway. Rising star of the sensational Wednesday series, Emma Myers, has been cast in a lead role as she takes on her second role in a Netflix original. Here’s everything we know so far about family leave on Netflix.

first announced in February 2021 (just before the release of yes day on Netflix), Jennifer Garner would play the lead role in a new family film from Gray Matter Productions, About it Productions and Linden Entertainment.

This will mark Garner’s fourth major title for Netflix after his voice role in flame flame, yes day, and 2022 The Adam Projectwhere he starred alongside Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo.

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Jennifer Garner in The Adam Project with Ryan Reynolds – Picture: Netflix

victory is serving as a writer on the film adaptation, which is based on the children’s book Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Strouse is best known for working on Pixar’s Finding Doryabc october road, and Disney tink.

McG, who previously directed edge of the world, The babysitterand its sequel The Nanny Killer for Netflix will direct his fourth feature film for the streaming service in family leave.

This is the writer’s second major Netflix movie after 2019’s. Let it Snow starring Isabela Merced and Shameik Moore.

Justine Baddeley-Arteta and Kim Davis-Wagner serve as casting directors on the feature film. mcg, lawrence gray, ben everard, nicole reyand Jason Brian Rosenthal act as producers.

jane flores he serves as a casting director.

What is family leave about?

Based on Netflix’s initial announcement, here’s what to expect:

“The Brenners wake up to a complete family body swap, quickly realizing that the same thing has happened to a family on the other side of the world; They must join this group of strangers and determine how to undo the body swap.”

An additional synopsis provided to What’s on Netflix delves further into the plot:

“The Walkers are a nuclear family of five: mom Jess, dad Bill, 16-year-old daughter CC, 14-year-old son WYATT, and 2-year-old daughter Mia. But when a mysterious event occurs at the Griffith Park Planetarium, the nuclear elements split and recombine; Jen’s mind is in CC’s body (and vice versa), while Bill’s mind is in WYATT’s body (and vice versa). As CC and Wyatt try to navigate the impossibly complicated world of adulthood (responsibilities, skills, fears, ambitions), Jen and Bill must navigate their way through the incredibly intricate web of rites of passage (bullying, soccer games, music, parties, romance) that comes with being a teenager, as the four of them struggle to undo the spell that catastrophically recombined their personalities…”

The movie is based on the bedtime book for mommy written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The 32-page children’s book was published in 2010.

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When will production start on Netflix? family leave?

Filming is currently ongoing as of December 2022. Filming is expected to wrap up after March 2023.

Some avid Emma Myers fans have snapped some behind-the-scenes photos while filming is underway.

filming in family leave will take place in Los Angeles, California and the project will also receive a tax grant from the California Film Commission in February 2022.

jennifer garner Speaking of the tax credit., said: “As an actress, producer and mother, it is impossible to overstate what shooting locally means to me and other families in this industry. I have been fortunate to work with some of the best team members of my career here in California, and I look forward to reconnecting with some of my friends from the local team on this project.»

Who are the cast members of family leave?

At first, only Jennifer Garner was confirmed, and it was soon announced that Ed Helms would co-star alongside her.

Helms is best known for his long run on the NBC series, The office, where he played Andy Bernard. helms header coffee and kareem for Netflix and appeared on A useless and stupid gesture.

The production finally has its CC, with a break Wednesday star Emma Myers played the role. Myers played Enid Sinclair, Wednesday Addams’ werewolf roommate on the series. Prior to this, Myers starred in the crime thriller girl in the basement, and a series of small shorts. Given her newfound stardom, she will be one of the most in-demand young actresses right now.

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It was also confirmed that he will star in Family Leave The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers actor Brady Noon, who has been cast in the role of Wyatt. Brady is also well known for being one of the fun trio of good boys.

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In the order of IMDb’s StarMeter, the following actors have been chosen for family leave:

  • Rita Moreno (West Side Story)
  • Matthias Schweighöfer (Army of the Dead)
  • Leon Masuda (Flash)
  • Bashir Salahuddin (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Paul Scheer (The League)
  • Fortuna Feimster (The Mindy Project)
  • Xosha Roquemore (Pretty)
  • Andrew Bachelor (The Nanny)
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino (Time for me)
  • Pete Holmes (College. Humor Originals)
  • Ned Bellamy as Hanes (blonde)
  • Naomi Ekperigin (Time for Me)
  • Dan Finnerty as Gus (The Hangover)
  • Vanessa Carrasco (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)

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