Star Trek Beyond‘s Zoe Saldana is set to star and executive produce Netflix‘s From Scratch series.
From Scratch is “an autobiographical romance that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love.”
Adapted from Tembi Locke‘s memoir, which was published by Simon and Schuster in April 2019, From Scratch will also star Reese Witherspoon.
“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,” said Saldana. “We are grateful to Netflix and thrilled to be working with Reese, Lauren, Attica and 3 Arts on this wonderful project.”