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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Star in Nicole Holofcener Comedy ‘Beth and Don’

”Veep“ actress previously starred in the director’s ”Enough Said“ from 2013

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will reunite with her “Enough Said” director Nicole Holofcener on a new comedy film titled “Beth and Don.”

This is the latest collaboration for the two after 2013’s “Enough Said,” in which Louis-Dreyfus starred opposite the late James Gandolfini.

Louis-Dreyfus will play Beth, a New York novelist in an unbelievably happy marriage to Don, who loves her and supports her in every way. One day, when Beth overhears him admitting that he hasn’t liked her writing in years, it threatens to undo all that’s good in their lives.  

Holofcener is both writing and directing “Beth and Don.” The film will be produced by Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu, who also produced “Enough Said.”

Filming will begin in early spring 2022 in New York City.

FilmNation Entertainment is launching sales on the film at the American Film Market beginning next week and handling international sales, while UTA Independent Film Group is handling the U.S. sale and represented the deal with FilmNation on behalf of the filmmakers.

“This movie is the breath of fresh air our distributors have been waiting for in a comedy, and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil this project with our longtime friends from Likely Story,” FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner said in a statement. “Nicole’s and Julia’s combined comedic talent will make for an irresistible and all too relatable film for movie goers around the world.”

“Nicole and Julia are masters of the modern human comedy — stories where we can see our own awkwardness and blind spots in every well-intentioned character. As with their last collaboration ‘Enough Said,’ ‘Beth and Don’ is a bright, bold tale of people trying to behave well, and failing hilariously at it,” Bregman said.

Most recently, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was seen in the Marvel franchise as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in both “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Black Widow.” She has also wrapped production on A24’s upcoming film “Tuesday” and will join Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy in Kenya Barris’ untitled comedy for Netflix.

Nicole Holofcener most recently directed “The Land of Steady Habits” from 2019. She wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and recently co-wrote the screenplay for “The Last Duel” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. She’s also in pre-production on another new film that she’s written and will also direct.

Holofcener is represented by UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer. Louis-Dreyfus is represented by CAA, ID and attorney Jonathan West. Likely Story is represented by Craig Emanuel at Paul Hastings.

Variety first reported the news.