Melissa McCarthy's heartwarming tale of grief and healing is coming to Netflix in September.
'The Starling' is an upcoming Netflix Original Comedy Drama Film directed by Theodore Melfi with a script from Matt Harris.
The streaming service acquired the rights to the film last year for no less than $20 million in April 2020.
The film stars Melissa McCarthy as a grieving woman trying to move on from a tragic miscarriage.
McCarthy is poised to deliver a gleaming performance in this fascinating tale of grief and healing, both on big and small screens.
Here are all the updates about 'The Starling', including release date, plot, cast, trailer, and more.
'The Starling' is set to release on Netflix on September 24, 2021.
Before that, the movie will also have a theatrical release on September 17 in selected locations.
The Starling' began production on August 2, 2019, in New York, City. Filming wrapped on September 19, 2019.
'The Starling' focuses on married couple Lilly and Jack Maynard who suffer hardship by the tragedy of losing their child. It explores how they both experience grief in different ways.
Lilly’s struggles became more terrible when a starling that has nested in her backyard appears. The little bird ends up wounding Lily after an attack, and she becomes comically obsessed with how to rid herself of it.
She seeks help from Larry- a psychologist turned veterinarian. Although a little hesitant to take her in at first, Larry eventually helps Lily with her mourning process, as well as her bird problem.
Meanwhile, Jack suffered just as much as Lily did. But he makes a staunch decision not to quit on her, despite the grief that engulfs them both.
'The Starling' is a heartwarming tale of finding unexpected ways to heal from the tragedies of life. Expect plenty of tear-jerking moments and a few hilarious encounters as we accompany Lily and Jack in their healing process.
'The Starling' cast sees Melissa McCarthy as Lilly Maynard, the woman struggling with the titular starling as she copes with her grief. You've probably seen Melissa McCarthy in titles like 'The Heat', 'Bridesmaids', and 'Spy'.
Chris O'Dowd will star as her husband Jack Maynard, who draws back from the real world to process the same grief. Chris O'Dowd can be seen also in the film 'Bridesmaids', 'The IT Crowd', and 'Moone Boy'.
The rest of the cast list include:
Kevin Kline as Larry
Timothy Olyphant as Travis Delp
Rosalind Chao as Fawn
Emily Tremaine as Alice
Scott MacArthur as Ralph
Elisabeth Rohm as Nancy Rothwelder
Veronica Falcón as Rosario Alvarez
Meanwhile, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Skyler Gisondo (Santa Clarita Diet), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) Kimberly Quinn (Winding Roads), and Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) are also appearing in the film. Their exact roles are yet to get disclosed.
Yes, Netflix already released the trailer for the comedy-drama 'The Starling'. Get to know Lily and Jack and take a look as they take the first steps to heal. Check the official trailer below!