Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s upcoming mother-daughter comedy, which wrapped filming back in August, now officially has a title: “Snatched.”
Schumer made the announcement on her twitter account on Monday, telling followers: “Our movie has a title!”
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) December 12, 2016
Directed by Jonathan Levine from a screenplay by executive producer Katie Dippold, “Snatched” will see Hawn playing Schumer’s mother.
“Snatched” would mark Hawn’s return to the big screen after more than a decade, her last feature role having been in the 2002 comedy “The Banger Sisters.”
Paul Feig is producing under his Feigco banner along with Chernin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox executive Daria Cercek is overseeing the project.
The film, which is inspired by Dippold’s relationship with her own mother, follows a family vacation gone wrong.
In an interview with Collider, Dippold said, “I started daydreaming about, ‘What if I took her on a crazy vacation somewhere?'” The screenwriter adds, “‘And then I took us off the beaten path, just to shake things up?’ So then I started thinking about a movie version of that … So the movie is that. She gets taken off the beaten path, but then everything the mother feared is correct.”
Hawn won an Oscar for her supporting performance in 1969’s “Cactus Flower” and was nominated again for “Private Benjamin” in 1980. She’s represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Schumer is represented by UTA, managed by Guy Oseary at Maverick and Carrie Byalick at B.
“Snatched” arrives in theaters May 12, 2017.