INSTYLE – They may sometimes ‘drive each other crazy,’ but this mother-daughter duo are still each other’s favorite co-stars.
It’s no accident that actress and producer Zoey Deutch, 26, is following in her family’s vocational footsteps. Her father is director Howard Deutch, who met her mother, famed actress Lea Thompson, when she starred in his 1987 film, Some Kind of Wonderful. (The creative legacy extends to previous generations as well — her grandfather Murray Deutch was a music executive who discovered Buddy Holly.)
So, when the pandemic hit, the younger Deutch did not have to turn far to find collaborators for her latest project, a 10-episode scripted podcast for Audible called A Total Switch Show. Conceived by Deutch and her friends, executive producer Gavin Polone and writer Matt Powers, the dark, fast-paced comedy tackles the familiar trope of what happens when a mother and daughter — Deutch and Thompson, naturally — switch bodies. Deutch’s 30-year-old sister, Madelyn (a polymath who also took these photos near their home in L.A.), serves as a writer on the series, and the stellar cast includes Bradley Whitford, Judy Greer, and Bobby Moynihan.
Deutch, in London, where she was busy practicing her 1950s Chicago accent for the upcoming film The Outfit, and Thompson, in her daughter’s childhood bedroom in L.A., got together via Zoom to unpack the evolution of their careers and making art together.
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AV CLUB – The scripted podcast genre continues its expansion with A Total Switch Show, an Audible original comedy podcast starring real-life mother- daughter duo Lea Thompson and The Politician’s Zoey Deutch.
In this darkly existential take on Freaky Friday, 23-year-old Emma and her 54-year-old mom Lisa switch bodies but unlike the movie, no amount of lesson learning will switch them back. As heard in this trailer exclusively premiering on The A.V. Club, Lisa, a control freak, and her disdainful daughter keep firebombing each other’s lives in their new bodies.
Apparently, switching of bodies or “switchies” is very common in the world of this audio show but Lisa and Emma haven’t returned to their old selves after one night, like the others. Let’s just say this has negatively impacted their relationship, which Lisa’s husband (voiced by Bradley Whitford) is struggling to manage.
The podcast also stars Bobby Moynihan, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Judy Greer, Sasheer Zamata, and Kimberly Hebert Gregory. It’s written by veteran writers of The Onion, including Zoey’s sister Madelyn Deutch, Matt Powers, Agathe Panaretos, Sam West, Julie Greiner.
The show the first one as part of Audible’s multi-project deal with Conan O’Brien’s media house Team Coco. This title will join Audible’s slate of audio-only scripted original comedy series including Heads Will Roll—which stars Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Tim Gunn, Meryl Streep, and Peter Dinklage—as well as 64th Man starring John Cena and Anna Chlumsky and Holiday Greetings From Sugar And Booze with Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph.
VARIETY – Zoey Deutch is set to join “Zombieland 2” for Sony Pictures, sources tell Variety.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are reprising their roles
Original “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer returns to helm and is re-teaming with original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who worked on both “Deadpool” movies. Fleischer most recently directed “Venom” for the studio. Gavin Polone returns as producer; Reese and Wernick will also executive produce.
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VARIETY – Lost City and Bold Crayon are set to produce and finance “Buffaloed,” which will star “Set It Up’s” Zoey Deutch, who will also produce.
Production is set to get underway this month in Toronto with Tanya Wexler directing. Brian Sacca penned the script.
The story follows homegrown hustler Peg Dahl (Deutch), who will do anything to escape Buffalo, N.Y. After getting into some trouble, Peg finds herself crippled by debt and with her chances of a brighter future outside of her hometown squandered, she decides to become a debt collector herself and wages war with the “kingpin” of debt collecting in Buffalo.
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‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series
DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.
Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.
The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
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