Jennifer Garner embarks on creative partnership with Netflix, including ‘Yes Day’ sequel

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Jennifer Garner appears on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on March 11, 2021. [NBC photo]

Netflix and Jennifer Garner will continue to work together through a new partnership across multiple new films for Garner to star in and produce.

The deal builds on Netflix’s relationship with the four-time Primetime Emmy Award-nominated performer, who starred in and produced “Yes Day,” a family comedy also starring Edgar Ramirez and Jenna Ortega.

“I first worked with Jen on ‘The Kingdom ’14 years ago and consider myself very lucky to still be in business with her today. As an actor, she’s proven herself to be incredibly versatile in unforgettable roles spanning fast-paced action, heartfelt comedies, and thought-provoking dramas,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix’s Head of Global Film, in a statement.

“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.”

“Yes Day” was seen by 62 million households in the first four weeks and is Netflix’s biggest child and family film release, according to a news release.

One of the films under the deal is a sequel to the fan favorite, currently in development with Garner set to produce and reprise her role as Allison Torres, the mom who usually says no but decides to say yes to her kids’ wildest requests (with a few ground rules) in the original “Yes Day.”

“Having known Scott for 15 years, there is a reason his relationships in the business stand the test of time. He is as true blue as he is smart and intuitive about filmmaking,” Garner said in a statement.

She praised the streamer for creating a “safe, collaborative home for storytellers.”

“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. I had the most gratifying, creative, experience bringing ‘Yes Day’ to life,” Garner said.

“Seeing Netflix’s global reach as the Torres family wreaked havoc in homes all over the world makes me eager to dive in with another Day of Yes; I can’t wait. I am grateful for Netflix’s continued support and look forward to mixing it up across the board with this partnership.”

Outside of the deal, Garner (“Alias,” “13 Going on 30,” “Juno”) will next star in the sci-fi movie “The Adam Project,” alongside Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo.

The mother of three also is set to star in and produce the comedy film “Family Leave,” inspired by New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book “Bedtime For Mommy.”

-BAM

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