Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon join hands for Netflix series
The show will be based on Tembi Locke's memoir, From Scratch
Hollywood stars Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up to adapt Tembi Locke's memoir From Scratch as a series for Netflix.
Saldana will star in and executive produce the limited series, which is being described as an autobiographical romance that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying in Italy, according to reports. It is about how this woman comes to terms with her lover's death, and her struggles in raising their daughter.
"This is a profound true story of love and family, deprivation and nourishment, that needs to be brought to life on the screen as Tembi Locke brought it vividly to life for me on the page. We are grateful to Netflix and thrilled to be working with Reese, Lauren, Attica, and 3 Arts on this wonderful project," said Saldana.
From Scratch was published in April. Tembi Locke's sister Attica Locke will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series.
"Tembi's memoir is a raw and tender exhibition of life in all its pieces," said Witherspoon. "She brings you into her love, her loss, and her resilience with such vulnerability and strength. We immediately fell for Attica and Tembi's vision, and feel honoured to have the opportunity to help bring it to life onscreen. We could not imagine more perfect partners for this than Zoe and her sisters, and 3 Arts Entertainment, along with the incredible team at Netflix."
From Scratch will mark the first regular television role of Saldana's career. She is best known for her film work, having starred in major blockbusters such as Avatar, the rebooted Star Trek films, and the Guardians Of The Galaxy films.