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Zoe Saldana & Reese Witherspoon To Star in Netflix's Limited Series, 'From Scratch'

From Scratch is an autobiographical romance about an American woman who falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy and then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love.

2019-11-07T19:30:00Z

Courtesy : Variety

Reese Witherspoon seems she is no mood to stop anytime soon. With Big Little Lies and The Morning Show already being the big-ticket ventures that she is a part of, the actress is now all set to be a part of yet another series that will be airing on Netflix.

However, this gets even bigger as she will be joined by none other than Zoe Saldana. The Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy actress will be teaming up with Witherspoon to star and executive produce From Scratch, a limited series that is based on the best-selling memoir of the same title by Tembi Locke.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, From Scratch is an autobiographical romance about an American woman who falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy and then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love.

Tembi Locke's sister, Attica Locke, will adapt the book and serve as showrunner. She executive produces with Zoe, Cisely and Mariel Saldana; Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine partner, Lauren Neustadter; and Richard Abate, Jermaine Johnson and Will Rowbotham of 3 Arts Entertainment.

"Attica and I are honored to be adapting From Scratch with the visionary Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Richard Abate and the incredibly gifted Zoe Saldana," said Tembi Locke. "We have a shared interest in championing stories that bring a rich tapestry of experiences to the screen. I am thrilled that this global love story has found a perfect home at Netflix."

Added Saldana, "This is a profound true story of love and family, deprivation and nourishment, that needs to be brought to life on the screen as Tembi Locke brought it vividly to life for me on the page. We are grateful to Netflix and thrilled to be working with Reese, Lauren, Attica and 3 Arts on this wonderful project."

"Tembi's memoir is a raw and tender exhibition of life in all its pieces," said Witherspoon. "She brings you into her love, her loss and her resilience with such vulnerability and strength. We immediately fell for Attica and Tembi's vision and feel honored to have the opportunity to help bring it to life onscreen. We could not imagine more perfect partners for this than Zoe and her sisters and 3 Arts Entertainment, along with the incredible team at Netflix."

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