Ellie Kemper to star in Netflix Original film Happiness for Beginners

‘Happiness For Beginners’ Adaptation Coming To Netflix With Ellie Kemper

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A new Netflix Original movie will be based on the novel Happiness for Beginners, written by Katherine Center. The movie is to star Ellie Kemper as its female lead. This isn’t the first time Kemper has worked with Netflix and she has starred in many television series and films. Read on to find out more about the drama movie.

Netflix Original adaptation of Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners is an upcoming Netflix Original movie adapted from the Katherine Center novel of the same name. The novel was first released in March 2015 and the author has also published the books How to Walk Away, Things You Save in a Fire and What You Wish For.

Ellie Kemper to star in Netflix Original film Happiness for Beginners
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Happiness for Beginners tells the story of 32-year-old Helen Carpenter. Having been divorced for a year, she finally allows her annoying, younger brother to persuade her to join a wilderness survival course. He believes the survival course will be a chance for Helen to pull herself together again. However, she finds out her brother’s equally annoying best friend is also coming along for the trip. For this reason, she cannot imagine how the trip will be anything other than a disaster.

The movie is being produced by Cranetown Media, which is behind a number of Netflix projects. As reported by What’s on Netflix, these include the 2020 film Uncorked and Alexa & Katie. Meanwhile, the movie will start production in late September 2021.

About Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper will play the lead female role of Helen Carpenter in the Netflix Original movie. However, she is no stranger to Netflix Original projects. Ellie was first seen on Netflix in the acquired comedy show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. That series eventually ran over four seasons before ending in January 2019. In fact, it led to an interactive special on Netflix in the summer of 2020.

Meanwhile, Ellie is also known in her role as Erin Hannon on the NBC show The Office. That series left Netflix in the US in January 2021 while being added to international Netflix regions. She has also starred in a number of movies, including 21 Jump Street, Bridesmaids and S*x Tape.

About the author of Happiness for Beginners

Katherine Center is described by Goodreads as a New York Times bestselling author who has written six bittersweet comic novels. Critics have compared her work to that of authors Jane Austen and Nora Ephron. According to the Dallas Morning News, her stories are “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.”

Center’s fourth novel The Lost Husband has already been adapted into a feature film starring Josh Duhamel, Nora Dunn and Leslie Bibb.

No further details are available at this time about the upcoming Netflix Original movie Happiness for Beginners. As soon as we have news, we will let you know.

Readers, are you excited about this upcoming movie? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Anne Sewell

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