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.
“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.