The next drama film to be directed by Claire Scanlon is called “Bringing Up Bébé.” The production will begin filming in Paris, France, in April or September and run for two months. The film, directed by Catherine Reitman, is based on the best-selling book “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting,” written by Pamela Druckerman.
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The protagonist of the movie is Pamela, a helicopter mum who moved her family from New York and now finds it difficult to integrate in Paris. She and Agnes, her new neighbour, quickly come to blows. Agnes appears to be doing everything right and to have the ideal family and career in contrast to Pamela. But Pamela begins to realise her true self when they are forced to collaborate on a project and are forced to compare their parenting philosophies.
Scanlon’s first movie since the comedy picture “The People We Hate at the Wedding,” which starred Allison Janney, Ben Platt, and Kristen Bell on Prime Video in 2022, is this project. The second season of Netflix’s Rob Lowe-starring workplace comedy series “Unstable” has concluded production, according to the filmmaker. Her prior films include the romantic comedy “Set It Up” on Netflix, which starred Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Zoey Deutch.
Preparations are underway for the premiere of Scanlon’s era-specific comedy series “Palm Royale” on Apple TV+. She co-directed the project alongside Tate Taylor, Abe Sylvia, and Stephanie Laing. The show, which stars Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, and Allison Janney, centres on a woman’s struggles to find acceptance in Palm Beach’s upper society. The director has recently been involved in television projects such as “Miracle Workers” on TBS, “Not Dead Yet” and “Abbott Elementary” on ABC, “Saved by the Bell” on Peacock, and the renowned “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
With this film, Reitman is showcasing her writing in a feature picture for the first time. She played Kate Foster in the sitcom “Workin’ Moms,” which she also conceived and oversaw as its primary writer. The actress is also well-known for her roles as Lucy in ABC’s “Black-ish” and Maureen Ponderosa in FX/FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
The main filming site, Paris, has already been used for Dan Levy’s “Good Grief,” Netflix’s romantic comedy series “Emily in Paris,” and the upcoming biographical drama “The New Look” on Apple TV+.