Jennifer Garner is kicking butt and taking names in her latest film Peppermint, which is in theaters now. She’s no stranger to playing action heroines, having starred as Sydney Bristow in the hit espionage series Alias (2001-2006).
But the dynamic actress is also able to jump between genres without hesitation, and now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she’s signed on for the cosy-sounding Netflix original film, Yes Day.
The made-for-streaming movie is based on the 2009 book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld. The concept is that once a year, parents have to say yes to whatever their children ask of them.
We should point out that this is a kids’ story, so we predict the suggestions aren’t too over-the-top. The book is narrated by an unnamed boy, explaining how the day plays out, with requests like “pizza for breakfast, hair gel, an ice-cream cone, a food fight, a dinner guest — all that and more.”
Apparently, Garner, who’s also producing the film, celebrates her own version of a “Yes Day” with her three children.
Garner will be reuniting with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day director Miguel Arteta. Justin Malen will write the script. Production is in the early stages and a premiere date has yet to be announced.
In the meantime, you can look for Garner in the upcoming series Camping (October 19), starring opposite Doctor Who‘s David Tennant.
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