Netflix and Jennifer Garner are continuing to work together throug ha new partnership across multiple new films for the actress to star in and produce. As part of the deal, Garner will produce and reprise her role as Allison Torres in the Yes Day sequel.
Now available on the streaming service, Yes Day is a family comedy also starring Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, and Molly Sims.
Released on Netflix March 12, 2021, Yes Day was seen by 62 million households in the first four weeks and is Netflix’s biggest Kids & Family film release.
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 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book Bedtime for Mommy.
“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,” said Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film at Netflix.
“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.”
“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,” added Garner.
She continued: “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.”
In the first movie, always feeling like they have to say no to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a Yes Day — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules.
Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.
The movie was directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Justin Malen. In addition to Garner, the producers also included Lawrence Grey, Ben Everard, Daniel Rappaport, and Nicole King Solaka.
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