Netflix just announced Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will star in the political comedy First Ladies. The comedy film is being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne (One Mississippi), with Notaro, Allynne, Aniston, Adam McKay (LA to Vegas, Drunk History), Will Ferrell (Eastbound & Down, Succession), Jessica Elbaum (I’m Sorry, Daddy’s Home), and Betsy Koch producing.
Chris Henchy (I’m With Her) is on board as an executive producer. Netflix hasn’t confirmed a director or an anticipated premiere date.
According to the very brief synopsis provided by Netflix, First Ladies will star Jennifer Aniston as the President of the United States. Tig Notaro co-stars as the First Lady. Per Netflix: “First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman.”
Notaro’s original comedy special Tig Notaro Happy to Be Here is set to debut on Netflix on May 22, 2018. She’s also attached to direct the upcoming Netflix original comedy special starring Ellen DeGeneres.
Notaro earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2016 in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special category for Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted. In 2017 Notaro was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for the pilot of One Mississippi.
Golden Globe winner Jennifer Aniston (Friends) has been nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, winning one in 2002 for her role as Rachel Green in Friends. Aniston’s recent film projects include The Yellow Birds, Office Christmas Party, Mother’s Day, Horrible Bosses 2, Cake, and We’re the Millers.