Ellie Kemper and Luke Grimes join Netflix movie ‘Happiness for Beginners’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Nico Santos and Blythe Danner star in Happiness for beginners, Netflix’s film adaptation of author Katherine Center’s novel.
Vicky Wight, who previously tackled an adaptation of Center’s novel The lost husband, wrote the script and is directing the romantic comedy as well as producing alongside Geoff Linville and Berry Meyerowitz.
The story follows a woman who, struggling to recover from her divorce, takes a wilderness survival course. The course, of course, is a calamity, until the annoying guy she meets turns out to be just the man for her, and she learns there might be something in the sweet-sweet idiom” It’s only when you lose yourself that you find yourself.” Not quite Yoda, but close.
Jeff Sackman and Larry Greenberg are executive producers.
Kemper, who earned Emmy Award nominations for his star career Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, upcoming Disney+ stars Alone at home to restart, Home Sweet Home alone. Grimes is one of the stars of Yellowstone and appeared in the Fifty shades of Grey movies. Santos is one of the stars of the long-running TV comedy Hypermarket and appeared in boobies rich asian. Danner is a seasoned actress who recently appeared in american gods and the Will & Grace to restart.
Kemper is replaced by WME, Mosaic and Hansen Jacobsen, while Grimes is replaced by CAA, Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott. Santos is replaced by Greene & Associates, Spektor Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Danner is replaced by Buchwald and Anonymous Content.