The cast for Netflix’s Ivy & Bean, adapted from Annie Barrows’ bestselling book series, has finally been revealed and has a lot of exciting names, including that of Jane Lynch.
Based on the book series, the film is based on a screenplay penned by Kathu Waugh and Jeff Stockwell and will be directed by Elissa Down. It will revolve around the unlikely friendship that blooms between two girls of totally opposite natures as they encounter a series of adventures. Ivy is quiet and observant, while Bean is bursting with exuberance and courage.
This is Down’s second Netflix venture following the popular dance-comedy Feel the Beat that starred Sofia Carson, Lidya Jewett and Wolfgang Novogratz in lead roles.
Previously, Keslee Blalock was declared as the Ivy; Madison Skye Validum was announced to play the role of Bean while Lidya Jewett would be playing Nancy.
The new cast additions include names like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Sasha Pieterse, Nia Vardalos, Garfield Wilson, Jaycie Dotin and Marci T. House.
Emmy-nominee Ferguson will next appear in Universal’s Cocaine Bear as well as the Broadway remake of Take Me Out that is set to release in 2022.
Five-time Emmy winner Lynch has popular titles such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hollywood Game Night, Dropping the Soap, Glee and more to her name. It will be intriguing to see what she brings to this new venture.
Pieterse was popular in the teen gossip thriller Pretty Little Liars and was later seen in its spin-off The Perfectionists and Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson and X-Men: First Class.
Academy Award nominee Varlados garnered critical acclaim for the original screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She also wrote the script for Julia Roberts-starring Tom Hanks-directed film Larry Crowne.
While we are eagerly waiting for production to begin, stay tuned for more updates.
If you can’t wait to see some of Elissa Down’s work, then what better time to try out her more recent Netflix run-out, Feel The Beat.