“Schitt’s Creek” co-creator and star Dan Levy will be making his directorial debut with “Good Grief.” The film has reportedly found a home with Netflix. Levy also wrote the script, and will be starring in it as well. We know this film will be emotional and uplifting, as the main character sets out on a journey to learn about himself.
“Good Grief is a cautionary tale about friendship and loss and all the mess that comes with it when the truth is something you’ve evaded for most of your life,” Levy said of the project. “It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, it’s a project that has helped me work through my own grief. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.“
Levy will star alongside Ruth Negga (Passing , Loving), Himesh Patel (Station Eleven, Yesterday), Luke Evans (Echo 3, Beauty and the Beast), Celia Imrie (Better Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Arnaud Valois (BPM (Beats Per Minute), Spring Blossom), David Bradley (Harry Potter , Game of Thrones) and Jamael Westman (Hamilton, The Essex Serpent). Levy will produce, via his Not A Real Production Company. Megan Zehmer; Sister’s Stacey Snider, Kate Fenske, Debra Hayward will also produce.
“Good Grief” is described as: “Marc Dreyfus chose to distract himself from the loss of his mom with a comfortable marriage. But when his husband also dies, unexpectedly, Marc is forced to finally confront the grief he’s tried so hard to avoid, sending him and his two closest friends on a Parisian weekend of self discovery.”
The film doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’ll let you know when it does. You can catch “Schitt’s Creek” streaming on Hulu.