Julia Louis-Dreyfus has joined Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy in a new Netflix comedy.
Kenya Barris made her directorial debut with the untitled film and wrote the screenplay with Jonah.
Plot details on the project are being kept under wraps, but it would be an incisive examination of modern love and family dynamics and how culture, societal expectations and generational differences may shape and affect relationships.
The characters of Eddie and Jonah will find themselves on either side of these divisions as Julia has been cast to play Hill’s mother in the film.
Jonah and Kenya produce through the latter’s Khalabo Ink Society banner with Hill involved through his Strong Baby company. Kevin Misher also produces for Misher Films.
Mychelle Deschamps, Hale Rothstein, Matt Dines, Ali Goodwin, Andy Berman, David Hyman and Charisse Hewitt-Webster are all involved as executive producers.
Julia’s recent film credits include a voice role in the animated film “Onward” as well as roles in “Black Widow” and “Downhill,” a comedy that also starred Will Ferrell.
She also starred in the political satirical TV series “Veep” as fictional US Vice President Selina Meyer from 2012 to 2019, but previously admitted that former President Donald Trump’s antics caused her to miss the program. .
When asked if Trump’s behavior caused her to miss the show, the 60-year-old actress replied, “It does and it doesn’t.
“I mean, I have to say, I think he does a better job of our show, except to say that it’s actually not even funny.
“It makes me miss that. It was super funny. It’s just hard to compete with that c ** p.”