Open Road has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Home Again. Written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer in her directorial debut, the film stars Reese Witherspoon as a woman recently separated from her husband who meets three aspiring filmmakers and allows them to live in her guest house. Romantic entanglements ensue, and matters are further complicated when her ex-husband (Michael Sheen) shows up.
There’s a strong Nancy Meyers vibe to this trailer, which isn’t surprising given that Meyers produced the film and Meyers-Shyer happens to be her daughter. The romantic comedy genre has been at a standstill for years now, so I’d love nothing more than for a solid romcom to hit theaters. Witherspoon is certainly on a roll coming off tremendous performances in Big Little Lies and Wild, and the cast here is swell, so I’m certainly willing to give this one a shot.
Watch the Home Again trailer below. The film also stars Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, and Candice Bergen. Home Again opens in theaters on September 8th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Home Again:
HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.