2019 was a big year for Renée Zellweger. Not only did she have a popular Netflix series, “What/If” debut, but she of course starred in the biopic “Judy,” which would go on to land her a second Oscar trophy. But since 2019, she’s been MIA. Well, it appears she is ready for her return to the big screen, with the upcoming comedy film, “The Back Nine.”
According to Deadline, Zellweger has joined the cast as the lead in the new comedy film, “The Back Nine.” The film comes from director Michael Patrick King, based on a script he co-wrote with Jhoni Marchinko and Krista Smith. “The Back Nine” follows the story of a woman that gave up her career as a professional golfer to get married and start a family. But 25 years later, with her marriage falling apart and her kid going off to college, she decides to pick up the clubs again and attempt to make it as a professional golfer once again.
“Jhoni and Krista and I are very excited to have the amazing Renee Zellweger do our movie ‘The Back Nine,’” said King. “A stunning actress with incredible range, she can make you laugh and cry and has a great golf swing. What more could anyone want?”
Producer Amy Baer added, “Landline is so fortunate to launch with ‘Back Nine’ anchoring our inaugural slate. It’s the perfect film for our mandate – star-driven, aspirational, relatable, and wildly funny. Michael and Renee are a formidable team and are going to make a classic movie for a broad audience.”
Michael Patrick King is probably best known for his extensive work on “Sex and the City.” He is credited as the writer and director for many of the pivotal episodes of that HBO hit series, as well as writing and directing both hit spinoff films. He’s also the creator of the acclaimed series, “The Comeback,” as well as most recently, the Netflix show, “AJ and the Queen.”
It’s unclear when “The Back Nine” will go into production. Zellweger is also attached to a new NBC series from Blumhouse, titled “The Thing About Pam.” But for fans of the actress, it does appear that the long absence from the Oscar winner is coming to a close.