Zoe Saldana & Reese Witherspoon Are Teaming Up for Netflix’s ‘From Scratch’

Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up on a new project!

The 41-year-old Avatar actress will star in and executive produce a limited Netflix series called From Scratch, based on a best-selling memoir of the same name by Tembi Locke, which the 43-year-old Big Little Lies star will also executive produce, THR reported on Thursday (November 7).

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Here’s a synopsis: “An American woman 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 act as showrunner.

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.”

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