“Family Leave,” the upcoming Netflix movie starring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms, has rounded out its ensemble cast.
Joining the comedy film are Rita Moreno, Matthias Schweighöfer, Bashir Salahuddin, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Fortune Feimster, Xosha Roquemore, Paul Scheer, King Bach aka Andrew Bachelor, Pete Holmes, Naomi Ekperigin, Dan Finnerty, Cyrus Arnold and Vanessa Carrasco, with character details yet to come.
Based on the book “Bedtime For Mommy” by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal, “Family Leave” follows Jess (Garner) and Bill Walker (Helms), who are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, the Walkers must unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout. Emma Myers (“Wednesday”) and Brady Noon (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”) were previously announced to be starring as CC and Wyatt, Jess and Bill’s children.
“Family Leave” is directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol aka McG and written by Victoria Strouse with current revisions by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. Producers include Lawrence Grey and Ben Everard for Grey Matter Productions; Nicole King Solaka for Linden Entertainment; Jennifer Garner; and McG and Mary Viola for Wonderland. David Hyman and Jason Brian Rosenthal executive produce.
Moreno (“West Side Story,” “One Day at a Time,” 80 for Brady”) is repped by Innovative Artists. Schweighöfer is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Viewpoint. Salahuddin (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “South Side,” “Cyrano”) is repped by CAA, Imprint and Yorn, Levine, Barnes. Isorelýs Paulino (“Me Time,” “The Sex Lives of College Girls”) is repped by SDB Partners, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Viewpoint and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox. Feimster (“Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune,” “Kenan,” “The Mindy Project”) is repped by CAA, Levity and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Roquemore (“The Mindy Project,” upcoming “Captain America” project) is repped by UTA, Authentic and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Scheer (“The League,” “Black Monday”) is repped by UTA and Sechel PR. Bachelor (“Vacation Friends,” “Holidate”) is repped by UTA, Bach Enterprises, The Lede Company and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Holmes (“Crashing,” “How We Roll”) is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham. Ekperigin is repped by CAA and Mosaic. Finnerty (“Hocus Pocus 2,” “Single All the Way”) is repped by Gersh and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Arnold is repped by Paradigm, Artists First and Crackerjack. Carrasco (“Life by Ella,” “Irreplaceable You”) is repped by Untitled.