'Family Leave': Here's Everything We Know So Far About The New Jennifer Garner Movie

Emma Myers and Jennifer Garner, a combo we didn't know we needed...

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Filming for Jennifer Garner's next Netflix movie is currently in progress. Rising star Emma Myers has been cast in a lead role alongside Garner. Here's everything we know about the Netflix movie Family Leave which is based on a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal called Bedtime for Mommy. 

When Will Family Leave Release?

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Getty | Leon Bennett

Filming is currently ongoing and has begun since December. It's expected to conclude after March 2023. Some pictures have surfaced online that show Emma Myers going to shoot the movie. The filming is taking place in L.A., California and the project also received a tax grant from California Film Commission back in February 2022. In an interview, Jennifer Garner said, "As an actor, producer, and mother, it’s impossible to overstate what shooting locally means to me and other families in this industry. I’ve been lucky to work with some of the greatest crew members of my career here in California, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with some of my home team friends on this project."

What Is Family Leave About?

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Getty | Alberto E. Rodriguez

The official logline of the movie is as follows,

"The Brenners wake up to a full family body switch, they quickly realize the same thing has happened to a family on the other side of the world; they must unite with this group of strangers and determine how to undo the body switch.”

Here's an additional logline that will give you a better idea of the plot, "The Walkers are a nuclear family of five: Mom Jess, Dad Bill, 16-year-old daughter CC, 14-year-old son WYATT, and 2-year-old daughter Mia. But when a mysterious event occurs at the Griffith Park Planetarium, the nuclear elements split and recombine; Jen’s mind is in CC’s body (and vice versa), while Bill’s mind is in WYATT’s body (and vice versa). While CC and Wyatt try to navigate the impossibly complicated world that is adulthood (responsibilities, skills, fears, ambitions), Jen and Bill must work their way through the insanely intricate network of rites of passage (bullying, soccer games, music, parties, romance) that comes with being a teenager, while all four scramble to undo the spell that catastrophically recombined their personalities…”

Who Is In The Cast OF Family Leave?


The Cast features, Wednesday sta Emma Myers, and Brady Noon. Other cast members include Rita Moreno, Matthias Schweighöfer, Leon Masuda, Bashir Salahuddin, Paul Scheer, Fortune Feimster, Xosha Roquemore, Andrew Bachelor, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Pete Holmes, Ned Bellamy as Hanes, Naomi Ekperigin, Dan Finnerty as Gus, Vanessa Carrasco.