Rachael Leigh Cook to star in Netflix movie “A Tour Guide to Love”
Rachael Leigh Cook will star in Netflix original film “A Tourist’s Guide to Love”, Variety exclusively learned.
The film is based on an original idea by Cook with Eirene Donohue tasked with writing the screenplay. In the film, after an unexpected breakup, a travel director (Cook) accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourism industry in Vietnam. Along the way, she discovers adventure and romance with her expatriate Vietnamese tour guide when they decide to hijack the tour bus in order to explore life and love off the beaten track.
Cook will also star. Jim Head of Head First Productions will also produce, along with Joel S. Rice and Lydia Storie of Muse Entertainment, executive producers.
This isn’t the first Netflix movie Cook has worked on in recent years. Previously, she acted and produced the movie “Love, Guaranteed” at the streamer’s house. His other recent roles include the Hallmark films “Cross Country Christmas”, “A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas” and the three “In the Vineyard” films. She is known for her lead roles in films like “She’s All That”, “Josie and the Pussycats” and for her voice work in the video games of the “Final Fantasy” and “Star Wars: The Old Republic” franchises.
She is replaced by artist agency A3 and lawyer Michael Fuller.
Donohue has sold four feature films in the past year, including “A Sugar & Spice Holiday”, “A Christmas Spark” and “Christmas Cheer”. She is currently developing her autobiographical feature film “Time Out” with Lucy Liu, who is attached to directing. She also wrote “Ladies Man: A Made Movie” for MTV and sold the “Girls’ Night Out” pitch to Lionsgate with Laurence Mark Productions.
She is replaced by Buchwald and Tantillo Entertainment.