[NEWS] "The Back Nine" in development (golf comedy)
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From ComingSoon.net ...
Renee Zellweger to star in golf comedy film The Back Nine
Coming off from her critically-acclaimed performance in
2019's biopic drama Judy, two-time Oscar winner Renee
Zellweger is making her comeback to the comedy genre with
Landline Pictures' The Back Nine. Zellweger has signed on
for the leading role in the sports comedy film, with Sex
and the City director Michael Patrick King attached to
helm the project. This also marks King's first
feature-length project in nearly 11 years since directing
2010's Sex and the City 2.
"Jhoni and Krista and I are very excited to have the
amazing Renee Zellweger do our movie The Back Nine," King
said in a statement (via Deadline). "A stunning actress
with incredible range, she can make you laugh and cry and
has a great golf swing. What more could anyone want?"
The Back Nine centers around Casey Jones, a woman who
gave up a golf career so that her husband could have one.
When she wakes up one morning to find her 25-year-old
marriage in free fall and her son off to college, she
dusts off the clubs she tossed aside years ago in an
effort to finally turn pro and redefine the "back nine"
of her life.
"Landline is so fortunate to launch with Back Nine
anchoring our inaugural slate. It's the perfect film for
our mandate - star-driven, aspirational, relatable, and
wildly funny. Michael and Renee are a formidable team and
are going to make a classic movie for a broad audience,"
Amy Baer said.
The film will be directed by Michael Patrick King from a
screenplay he co-wrote with Jhoni Marchinko and Krista
Smith. MRC Film-owned Landline Pictures head Amy Baer
will be producing along with King. It will be executive
produced by Marchinko, Smith, Zellweger and Carmella
Casinelli for Big Picture Co.
Zellweger is no stranger to the comedy genre as she
previously starred in romcom films such as Reality Bites,
Jerry Maguire, The Bachelor, Down with Love, and the
Bridget Jones trilogy as well as comedy pics like Dazed
and Confused, Me Myself and Irene, Nurse Betty, and
Chicago. For her acclaimed performances in drama films
Cold Mountain in 2004 and Judy in 2019, the actress was
able to nabbed her two Oscar Awards for Best Supporting
Actress and Best Actress, respectively.