Actress Mikaela Hoover (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Emma Roberts (We’re the Millers) have just been cast to star in Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy “Holidate,” produced by McG’s Wonderland Productions, and recently touched down in Atlanta to shoot for the next few weeks. Actresses Frances Fisher and Kristin Chenoweth are already in town to film as well.
The film, directed by John Whitesell (Malibu’s Most Wanted) and written by Tiffany Paulsen, follows two perpetual singles who hate the holidays since their continual lack of a significant other subjects them to the judgment of their family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates. After they meet, however, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of one year. Roberts is set to play the character of ‘Sloane’, while Hoover will be playing ‘Annie’.
The project is the fifth collaboration between Netflix and Wonderland, and the second feature role this month for Hoover (represented by Blake Reading and Mason Frank of Fullscreen), who recently just wrapped the comedy ‘Guest House’ alongside Pauly Shore, Steve-O and Billy Zane. Roberts is currently also filming the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s hit television series, American Horror Story.