Netflix to Adapt ‘Amy and the Orphans’ Play With Director Lindsey Ferrentino (Exclusive)

Netflix to Adapt ‘Amy and the Orphans’ Play With Director Lindsey Ferrentino (Exclusive)
Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino is adapting her stage show “Amy and the Orphans” into a feature film at Netflix.

Ferrentino will write and direct the movie, marking her feature directorial debut. Aggregate Films is producing “Amy and the Orphans.”

The story follows estranged siblings Maggie and Jake, who are adults by the time their elderly father dies, but still wish a “grown up” could sort it out. Their biggest worry is determining how to break the bad news to their sister Amy, a person with Down syndrome who has lived in a state home for years. Over a Thanksgiving weekend, in which they travel to Long Island, the three siblings find out just how much they don’t know about their family — and each other.

The stage show premiered at the Roundabout Theater Company in New York. Jamie Brewer, who portrayed Amy in the Off-Broadway production, became the first actor with
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