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Written by Notaro and her real-life wife Stephanie Allynne, the logline for the film reads: “When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman.”
The deal extends Notaro’s relationship with Netflix, which has her comedy special Tig Notaro Happy to Be Here set to debut on May 22nd. She is also attached to direct Ellen DeGeneres’ Netflix comedy special.
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First Ladies is being produced by Aniston, Notaro and Allynne, along with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch of Gloria Sanchez Productions.
“First Ladies,” tells the story of the first female President of the United States, played by Jennifer Aniston and her wife, the First Lady, played by veteran comedian Tig Notaro. The Netflix Original will be written by Notaro and her real-life fiancée Stephanie Allynne. Notaro will be wearing many hats on the project, also serving as a producer.
Jennifer Aniston is the President of the United States, and Tig Notaro will play her wife, in First Ladies, a movie in the works at Netflix.
Penned by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, the political comedy follows Beverly and Kasey Nicholson — America’s first female President and her wife — as they move into the White House and prove that “behind every great woman… is another great woman.”
Notaro, Allynne and Aniston are all producers on the project, alongside Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch. Chris Henchy is Ep.
“When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman,” reads the political comedy’s official synopsis. Aniston, Notaro, and Allynne will all co-produce, along with Oscar-winning writer Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), his longtime Gary Sanchez Productions partner Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum (“Bachlorette”) and veteran Notaro collaborator Betsy Koch (“Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted”).
In 2013, Elbaum — Ferrell’s former assistant — came up with the idea for Gloria Sanchez Productions, a spinoff company created to tell women’s stories, which will oversee “First Ladies.
The political comedy is being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, based on their original pitch. The story follows America’s first female president (Aniston) and her wife, the first lady (Notaro). When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman.
Notaro, Allynne, and Aniston are producing along with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Betsy Koch for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Chris Henchy is exec producing.
The package expands Notaro’s relationship with Netflix, as her original comedy special “Tig Notaro Happy to Be Here” will debut on the streaming service on May 22. Notaro is also set to direct Ellen DeGeneres’ upcoming Netflix original comedy special.
As for Aniston, the pic marks her second recent collaboration with the studio,
The actress and comic will topline the Netflix original film “First Ladies,” a political comedy about a female president (Aniston) and her same-sex first lady (Notaro).
Based on a pitch from Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, the film follows characters Beverly and Kasey Nicholson. The women take the highest office in the land and “prove that behind every great woman … is another great woman,” a synopsis said.
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Oscar winner Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch are producing the project for Gloria Sanchez Productions, along with Notaro and Allynne. Chris Henchy will executive produce.
“First Ladies” is Notaro’s latest
Jennifer Aniston will play the president of the United States in Netflix political comedy First Ladies, which will depict a fictional tale of the first lesbian couple to take residence in the White House.
The film is based on an idea from Us standup comic Tig Notaro, who will play the first lady. She pitched the idea with Stephanie Allynne (In A World…) and the pair will write the screenplay.
The story will focus on American’s fictional first female president and her wife.
Notaro and Allynne
The political comedy centers on Beverly and Kasey Nicholson, America’s first female President and her wife, the First Lady, in a story that promises to show that behind every great woman is another great woman.
Notaro and Stephanie Allynne are writing the feature based on their original pitch.
Aniston, Notaro and Allynne are producing, along with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Betsy Koch for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Chris Henchy will exec produce.
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