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Renée Zellweger to Star in Michael Patrick King’s ‘The Back

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Oscar winner Renée Zellweger is hooked up to star in “The Back Nine” from author and director Michael Patrick King (“Sex And The City”) and MRC Film’s Landline Pictures, the corporate introduced Wednesday.

King wrote the script with Jhoni Marchinko and Krista Smith.

The logline for “The Back Nine” is as follows: “Casey Jones (Zellweger) gave up a golf career so that her husband could have one. When she wakes up one morning to find her 25-year-old marriage in free fall and her son off to college, she dusts off the clubs she tossed aside years ago in an effort to finally turn pro and redefine the ‘back nine’ of her life.”

The movie’s producers are Amy Baer by way of MRC Film’s Landline Pictures and Michael Patrick King. The govt producers are Renée Zellweger and Carmella Casinelli for Big Picture Co., Jhoni Marchinko and Krista Smith.

“Jhoni and Krista and I are very excited to have the amazing Renee Zellweger do our movie ‘The Back Nine,’” King stated in a press release to TheWrap. “A stunning actress with incredible range, she can make you laugh and cry and has a great golf swing. What more could anyone want?”

“Landline is so fortunate to launch with ‘Back Nine’ anchoring our inaugural slate,” Baer added. “It’s the PERFECT film for our mandate — star-driven, aspirational, relatable and wildly funny. Michael and Renee are a formidable team and are going to make a classic movie for a broad audience.”

King served as govt producer, author and director of “Sex and the City” for its six years on HBO, in addition to each spinoff motion pictures. Marchinko is an Emmy award winner for her work on the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking collection “Will & Grace,” the place she served as govt producer and author for six years. Smith is an completed author and former govt west coast editor at Vanity Fair.

Zellweger is represented by CAA, John Carrabino Management and imPRint. King is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyreman. Marchinko is represented by CAA and lawyer Tara S. Kole. Smith is represented by CAA and Behr Abramson Levy.

Deadline first reported the information.

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