DEADLINE — Netflix has set Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Jane Kaczmarek and Tim Matheson to star in 6 Balloons, a drama on the topical subject of the upper-middle-class heroin epidemic. Marja-Lewis Ryan wrote the script and will direct. The drama unfolds on July 4, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his 2-year old daughter is in his care. Campfire’s Samantha Housman and Ross Dinerstein are producing with Free Association’s Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.
Ryan is writing the Splash re-imagining that Tatum will star in with Jillian Bell. Tatum and his Free Association cohorts are producing along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
This becomes another strong project on the Netflix feature slate — yesterday the streaming service moved to acquire the Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Helicopter Heist — and it is an opportunity to launch Jacobson, the breakout star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Broad City who is also exec producer of FX’s female-centric sitcom Meaty, based on the Samantha Irby memoir and blog B**ches Gotta Eat. Her Broad City was nominated for Best Comedy Series by the WGA. Franco was most recently seen in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Now You See Me 2 and Nerve, and both he and Jacobson are lending their voices to The Lego Ninjago Movie at Warner Bros.
Alison Brie may be playing a serial cheater in the new comedy Sleeping with Other People, but off-screen she is happily engaged to actor Dave Franco. “I have an incredible fiancé,” Brie tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “He’s so wonderful. He’s just the sweetest man I know. And he’s so funny and incredible in every way.”
Dave Franco and Alison Brie are tying the knot!
Franco and the 32-year-old Mad Men star are now engaged after more than three years of dating.
The news was first reported by E! Online, and a rep for Brie confirmed the engagement to PEOPLE.
On Monday night, Brie sported her (sizeable) engagement ring at a screening of her new movie Sleeping With Other People.
PEOPLE has also exclusively confirmed that Brie’s sparkler is the work of Southern California jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth. It’s a one-of-a-kind rose gold ring set with a rose-cut diamond and a diamond pave.
Dave’s brother James later took to Instagram to congratulate the happy couple, posting a sweet photo of the two, along with the caption “Congrats Davy and Allison!!! engaged!!! I WUUUUUV YOU.”
In the film, slated for a Sept. 11 release, Brie plays Lainey, a serial cheater who tries to maintain a platonic relationship with her womanizing friend Jake, played by Jason Sudeikis.
It seems Brie has no commitment issues off of the big screen, though. She and Franco, 30, have reportedly been dating since early 2012, although they have generally kept their relationship private.
Dave recently attended the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 Show held in Paris on June 27th alongside Alison Brie. You can view the photos in the gallery.
HD movie captures of Dave in ‘Unfinished Business’ has been added to the gallery. DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital copy is now available!
Today marks Dave’s 30th birthday and we’d like to wish him a very happy birthday. So, happy birthday Dave! Be sure to help trend the official birthday hashtag: #HappyBithdayDaveFranco on Twitter and tweet us your favorite Dave photo, video, and moments at @DaveFrancoFan. We’ll be retweeting all throughout the day.
In addition to Dave’s birthday, DFF recently turned 5 years old on June 1st! So blessed that we were able to cover five years of Dave’s 30 years alive.
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Dave attended the MET Gala in New York last week, and high quality photos have been added to the gallery. Despite the new hairdo, it’s lovely to see his big smile back on the red carpet. Take a view of the photos in the gallery!