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Sofia Carson To Topline Netflix Rom-Com ‘The Life List’; Kyle Allen, Sebastian De Souza & Connie Britton Also Set

EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Carson (Purple Hearts), Kyle Allen (A Haunting in Venice), Sebastian De Souza (Fair Play), and Connie Britton (The White Lotus) have signed on to star in The Life List, a new Netflix rom-com from writer-director Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe).

Based on the 2013 novel by Lori Nelson Spielman, The Life List‘s logline is as follows: When Alex Rose’s (Carson) mother sends her on a quest to complete her childhood bucket list, it takes her on a journey that will make you both laugh and cry as she uncovers family secrets, finds romance, and discovers herself along the way.

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Liza Chasin (The Lost City, Stillwater) is producing for 3dot Productions. The film falls under Chasin’s first-look deal with the streamer, announced in 2019, which also covers her upcoming Morocco-set love story Lonely Planet starring Laura Dern, Liam Hemsworth, and Diana Silvers. Exec producers of The Life List include Hutch Parker, Brooks, Margaret Chernin, and Kerry Orent.

Carson is best known for starring opposite Nicholas Galitzine in the hugely popular romance Purple Hearts from Netflix and Alloy Entertainment, which spent six weeks in the Global Top 10 Films (English) upon its September 2022 debut on the streamer, reaching the Top 10 Films in 93 countries. Prior to that, she starred in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists as well as Disney Channel’s Descendants films. Up next, she’ll be seen starring opposite Jason Bateman, Taron Egerton and more in Jaume Collet-Serra’s action thriller Carry On, also for Netflix.

Previously, Allen has been seen in Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, along with films like Rosaline and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. His TV credits include Hulu’s The Path and American Horror Story on FX.

Most recently seen on the film side in Netflix’s buzzy thriller Fair Play from Chloe Domont, De Souza has also appeared on shows like The Great, Normal People, Medici, and The Borgias.

Britton has recently starred on shows like The White Lotus and Dear Edward, also appearing in films like Bombshell, Promising Young Woman, and Winner, the Reality Winner dramedy from Susanna Fogel, which launched out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Up next, she’ll be seen starring alongside Robert De Niro and many more on Netflix’s Zero Day.

Best known for writing and directing the Ryan Reynolds rom-com Definitely, Maybe, and for co-creating Bravo’s dark comedy Imposters, Brooks served as director and consulting producer on Mozart in the Jungle, also previously directing episodes of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Netflix’s Partner Track. Additional writing credits for the mutli-hyphenate include Netflix’s Nappily Ever After, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Wimbledon, and Beloved, to name a few.

Carson is repped by WME, Ziffren Brittenham, and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo; Allen by UTA, Entertainment 360, and attorneys Huy Nguyen & Steve Warren; De Souza by the UK’s Waring McKenna, Anonymous Content, and Hansen, Jacobson; Britton by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Hansen, Jacobson; Brooks by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; and Spielman by Grandview and Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency.

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