After nearly a decade-long absence, director Tamara Jenkins is finally returning with a long-overdue new feature called “Private Life.” The acclaimed director will write and direct the Netflix drama. “The Circle” producers Anthony Bregman (“Synecdoche, New York“) and Stefanie Azpiazu (Nicole Holofcener‘s “Enough Said“) are on board to produce.

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Kathryn Hahn (“The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”) and Paul Giamatti (“Sideways”) play a couple struggling to have a baby while trying to keep their marriage afloat. The couple’s friend is played by beloved “Saturday Night Live” alum Molly Shannon, who recently won an Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Other People.” Here is the official plot synopsis:

“Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, [who] try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, they reconsider.”

Hahn will be joined by her former “Transparent” co-star Emily Robinson. The cast also includes John Carroll Lynch (“The Invitation”), Kayli Carter (“Rings”) and Francesca Root-Dodson (“God Of Love”). Production is tentatively scheduled to begin sometime next month.

“Private Life” marks Jenkins’ first feature film since 2007 drama “The Savages,” which starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, and earned the latter an Oscar nod. Thank God Jenkins is finally back. [Indiewire]

  • Mitchell

    I’m as happy as anyone that Jenkins is back, but I’m also sad that you’re wrong in saying Philip Seymour Hoffman got an Oscar nod for The Savages.