Not one, not two, but three big-time actress are joining forces to tackle being empty nesters in the new trailer for Netflix’s Otherhood.
Out Aug. 2, the film sees the three actresses as life-long friends, Carol (Bassett), Gillian (Arquette) and Helen (Huffman), who are in peril after their grown-up sons all forget to wish them a happy Mother’s Day. Instead of wallowing in their loneliness, the three women decide to hitch it to New York City to reconnect with their sons. In the end, the three women learn that maybe they’re not the only ones who need to reorient their lives.
Other than its three leading ladies, the film will also star Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street), Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf), Jake Lacy (Fosse/Verdon) and Heidi Gardner (Life of the Party).
The film is directed by Sex and the City producer Cindy Chupack in her first feature film directing role. Cathy Schulman (The Edge of Seventeen) and Jason Michael Berman (IO) act as producers on the film, and Chupack and Mark Andrus (And So It Goes) penned the script.
Arquette most recently starred in Hulu’s The Act, which tells the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard. She also voiced Harmony’s mom in Toy Story 4. Other than Otherhood, the actress is set to appear in the film adaptation of The Bell Jar with Dakota Fanning, which will be Kirsten Dunst’s directorial debut.
Bassett has been fairly busy lately with her recurring role in Fox’s 9-1-1, reprising her Black Panther role of Ramonda in Avengers: Endgame and her voice work in the 2018 Transformers film Bumblebee. She is currently filming the forthcoming action-thriller Gunpowder Milkshake with Karen Gillan, Carla Gugino, Lena Headey and Michelle Yeoh.
Netflix’s release of Otherhood was postponed from its original April 26 release date because of Huffman’s involvement in the USC college admissions scandal. Huffman was charged with conspiracy to commit honest service fraud a month and a half before the film’s release, and has since pleaded guilty to those charges. The actress appears in Netflix’s limited series When They See Us and is also slated to appear in Amy Jo Johnson’s Tammy’s Always Dying.
Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Otherhood below and see the film’s poster further down.