July 29, 2021
Netflix has signed a multiyear production deal with Jennifer Garner covering multiple new films for actress to star in and produce. The partnership builds on the streamer’s ongoing relationship with Garner who starred in and produced Yes Day, a family comedy also starring Edgar Ramirez and Jenna Ortega. The film was seen by 62 million households in the first four weeks and is Netflix’s biggest ever kids & family film release.
Netflix said a sequel to Yes Day is currently in development with Garner set to produce and reprise her role as “Allison Torres.” The deal was set up by Scott Stuber, head of global film at Netflix.
“Having known Scott for 15 years, there is a reason his relationships in the business stand the test of time,” Gardner said in a statement. “He is as true blue as he is smart and intuitive about filmmaking. 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.”
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 best-selling 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,” Stubler said. “As an actor, 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.”