Naomie Harris, Jameela Jamil, Joel Fry and Olivia Lee have joined the cast of the British romantic comedy ‘Lola and Freddie.’
Described as a reimaging of 2012’s ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever,’ the story follows a couple who were once inseparable and totally in love but now, in their 40s and having grown in different directions, are getting a divorce. Lola is thriving in her career while Freddie continues to chase his dream of becoming a screenwriter. When a big studio hires Freddie and rekindles a relationship with an old flame, he matures and aligns more with what Lola desires in their marriage.
With Freddie’s change in fortune, Lola starts to miss a life she thought she no longer wanted. With newly separate worlds colliding again, Lola and Freddie are forced to confront the uncomfortable truth that they might still be in love with each other. But a major development in Freddie’s life means it may be too late to salvage their relationship.
Dean Craig, who was behind the Netflix feature ‘Love, Wedding, Repeat,’ plus ‘The Honeymoon’ and ‘The Estate,’ has penned the story and will take the helm.
The project will be produced by Lee Nelson and David Tish of Envision Media Arts (EMA), whose credits include ‘Celeste & Jesse Forever.’ Christopher Simon of New Sparta Productions, who are behind ‘High Rise,’ ‘Miss You Already’ and ‘Mafia Mamma,’ also produces. Stephen Kelliher and Sophie Green of Bankside Films serve as executive poducers.