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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Production timing is unclear, as streaming darling Aniston will shoot an Apple original streaming series this fall with Reese Witherspoon.
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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“It’s a huge relief,” Notaro told the hosts on December 11, explaining that she learned of C.K.’s alleged behavior soon after she sold the series with him attached. “I started publicly trying to distance myself from him almost two years [ago].”
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On November 10, one day after the Times published their story — giving Notaro the last word — FX Networks and FX Productions cancelled its overall deal with C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton, Inc., meaning he would no longer oversee “Better Things,
Network | Amazon
Created By | Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody
Number Of Episodes | 12
Episode Length | 30 mins.
Premise | Stand-up comic Notaro borrows heavily from her own life for this Southern-fried comedy, which sees “Tig Bovaro” move back to her Mississippi hometown after she faces a life-threatening illness and her mother passes away.
After several women came forward accusing Louis C.K. of sexual harassment -- claims the comedian admitted are true -- Notaro opened up to Et about the importance of continuing on with the discussion about harassment in Hollywood at the Garry Marshall Theatre's First Annual Founders Gala on Monday night.
"I think it's so important to keep the conversation going," the 46-year-old comedian shared. "I know it's said all the time, but I think there's something to the fact that continuing to communicate always makes something better. When you abandon a discussion, you're not getting anyplace."
In regard to C.K. specifically, Notaro said she is "in full support of the victims," noting, "I said everything I wanted to say about Louis."
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“I have not spoken to Louis in probably going on two years now. I will never hear from Louis C.K. again,” Notaro told The Hollywood Reporter.
But that doesn’t mean everything is quiet. Far from it.
Rumors of sexual misconduct have been haunting C.K. for years, and they’re gaining traction in the public discourse. The popular stand-up comic, television producer, and filmmaker has been asked to respond to allegations that he has exposed himself and masturbated in front of unwilling participants. He’s refused to engage with the rumors, but the discussion persists because of, in part, Notaro’s statements and her show, “One Mississippi.”
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Notaro has said there was “an incident” before “One Mississippi” went into production that kept C.K. from ever contributing to the series.
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