Dan Levy, the co-creator of the comedy series Schitt’s Creek, is set to make his feature film directorial debut on Netflix with a picture entitled Good Grief.
Good Grief will star Ruth Negga of Loving, Himesh Patel of Yesterday, and Luke Evans of Beauty and the Beast, alongside Levy himself, Celia Imrie, Arnaud Valois, David Bradley and Jamael Westman.
The film will centre on Marc Dreyfus, who is trying to distract the grief of losing his mother by throwing himself into what he thinks will be a happy and comfortable marriage. However, Marc’s husband then also dies, so he must face twice the trauma. In order to overcome his worries, he and his two friends take a trip to Paris.
Levy said of the film, “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. 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. “
As of yet, Good Grief does not have a release date nor even a production schedule, which suggests that it may be some time before we see a trailer for the film. The cast has just been announced, which also indicates that filming has not actually started to take place just yet.
Sharing the news on his Instagram page, Levy said that getting to make the film was “a [god damn] dream come true.” Schitt’s Creek recently left Netflix US but remains on the International service, so US fans of the show ought to look forward to Good Grief. Keep an eye out here for any further updates on the film.