Netflix Snags ‘The Incredible Jessica James’

The Incredible Jessica James star Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams stars in ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Writer/director Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James has been acquired by Netflix. The deal for distribution on Netflix in 190 countries was completed prior to the comedy’s screening as the closing night film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Incredible Jessica James stars Jessica Williams (The Daily Show), Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy), Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta), and Noël Wells (Master of None). Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub produced, with Jessica Williams and Kerri Hundley executive producing.

“We are honored to get to work with Jim Strouse as we introduce film lovers around the globe to The Incredible Jessica James, which marks the arrival of Jessica Williams, a true star in the making,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix.

“It feels nothing short of incredible to be working with the team at Netflix to bring our movie to their audience around the globe” said Strouse.

The Plot: Jessica Williams stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone (O’Dowd) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe.