Zoe Saldana said that this is a “deeply true story of love and family” that deserves to be taken to the screen.
Zoe Saldana will be the protagonist of a limited Netflix series that will feature the production of Reese Witherspoon, a Variety of specialized media reported.
“From Scratch” this limited series, which will mark the first important role for Saldana on television, adapts the homonymous memories of Tembi Locke that start from the romantic relationship between an American exchange student in Italy and a Sicilian man.
Saldana said that this is a “deeply true story of love and family” that deserves to be brought to the screen with the same vividness with which Locke expressed it on paper. “Tembi’s memories are a crude and tender sample of life in all of its terms, “said Witherspoon.
“It takes you to his love, his loss and his resilience with a lot of strength and vulnerability,” he added. Saldana is one of Hollywood’s most important Latin stars today and his name is linked to huge successes on the big screen. premiered “Avengers: Endgame”, a Marvel film that became the highest-grossing film in history (regardless of inflation) with 2,798 million dollars raised. With the role of Gamora has also participated in the tapes of ” Guardians of the Galaxy. “
In addition, Saldana is already involved in the filming of the four sequels that James Cameron is preparing for “Avatar” (2009). Meanwhile, Witherspoon has become an essential beacon for women in the American audiovisual industry with a clear premise: If Hollywood doesn’t give you papers for you, create them yourself.
He triumphed with “Big Little Lies”, in front and behind the cameras; just released “The Morning Show” at Apple; and he already prepares for Hulu “Little Fires Everywhere”, three examples of why in October he was chosen by The Hollywood Reporter in 37th place of the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood.