Reese Witherspoon Indie Comedy Home Again Opens Doors For Reid Scott


Home Again, the indie comedy in the works from Hallie Meyers-Shyer, has made room among its cast for Veep star Reid Scott.

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Scott will now be joining Reese Witherspoon, Candice Bergen and Michael Sheen as Justin Miller, a “successful, fast-talking, and funny Hollywood producer who takes an interest in producing the boys’ film.” At the heart of the story, though, is Witherspoon’s single mother of two, who uproots for Los Angeles where she makes the unconventional decision to welcome three young, charismatic guys into her newfound home, laying the foundation for an atypical family dramedy.

Not to be confused with Sudz Sutherland’s drama of the same name, Home Again had been courting Neighbors star Rose Byrne for the central role before setting sights on Witherspoon, effectively bumping the film’s start date from August to October. As of the time of writing, the latter actress is only attached to star, not produce the picture, though we’ll keep you posted should that set-up change before the cameras begin rolling. Written and directed by Meyers-Shyer – her mother, Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated), is producing alongside Black Bicycle Entertainment’s Erika Olde – Open Road Films is eyeing a late 2017 release for Home Again.

It’s official: Reid Scott is homeward bound for Meyers-Shyer’s indie pic. Just in time, too, considering production on Home Again is primed to get underway later this month. Stay tuned for further updates.