Reese Witherspoon Is 'Home Again', Maya Rudolph Enrolls In 'Life Of The Party'

Remember Nancy Meyers' workplace comedy, The Intern? At one point it was built around the combination of Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon, not Anne Hathaway. When Witherspoon dropped out it nearly destroyed the entire project. Well now the actress will finally get a chance to work with her in the indie film, Home Again, which Meyers will produce while her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shye writes and directs. Witherspoon will play "a single mother who relocates to Los Angeles and finds herself living with three younger men who become part of her unconventional family." Shooting begins next month. [THR]

It's a Bridesmaids reunion as Maya Rudolph is joining Melissa McCarthy in college comedy, Life of the Party. Directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, the plot remains under wraps but has been described as similar to Rodney Dangerfield's classic 1986 film, Back to School. Rudolph will play McCarthy's neurotic best friend, Molly Gordon (Animal Kingdom) is her daughter, while Gillian Jacobs was previously cast as a sorority sister. The film is schedule to open on May 11th 2018. [THR]