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Rachel Brosnahan to Star in Comedy-Drama ‘The Switch,’ For Amblin

The Golden Globe-winning actress stars in her next project for Amblin

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Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10049298dc) Rachel Brosnahan arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals, Beverly Hills, USA - 06 Jan 2019

Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan is tapped to star in the life-swap comedy-drama, “The Switch,” for Amblin Entertainment. The feature is an adaptation of Beth O’Leary’s novel of the same name. The “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actress leads the project, adapted by Bekka Bowling (“Lovesick”, “Sick of It”).

According to Variety, Brosnahan stars as a 29-year-old consultant who decides to swap lives with her 79-year-old grandmother. Some things they take up include dating apps, neighborhood watches, and a big switch in social sceneries.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Amblin to bring Beth O’Leary’s beautiful book to life. I was utterly charmed and deeply moved from the first page to the last and can’t wait to share Leena and Eileen’s story with everyone,” says Brosnahan in a statement Tuesday.

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Brosnahan in Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kristie Macosko Krieger (“The Post,” “Bridge of Spies”) is producing, with O’Leary on as an executive producer alongside Brosnahan. “The Switch” is set to publish in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 18.

“Beth has written a gorgeous, sweet and funny book in The Switch, and I couldn’t be more excited to start this journey with her. As we all know by now, Rachel is an amazing actress and a force to be reckoned with – I’m delighted she’s agreed to come on board as both an actor and executive producer,” says Kreiger.

Brosnahan is a three-time Emmy nominee, winning one in 2018 for her lead performance in Amazon Prime’s award-winning series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” In 2018 and 2019, she won the Golden Globe for her role in the comedy series, which concluded last year. Her other acting credits include “Patriot’s Day,” “The Finest Hours” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Brosnahan has wrapped filming on Julia Hart’s (“Fast Color”) upcoming drama, “I’m Your Woman,” co-written by Hart and Jordan Horowitz. She also stars as Emily Donovan in Dominic Cooke’s Sundance title, “The Courier,” due in August.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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I’d see it!

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