Alumna Nicole Holofcener '88 Set to Write and Direct 'Beth and Don'

Felix Van Kann
November 05, 2021

Alumna Nicole Holofcener '88 is set to write and direct the feature film Beth and Don, which will begin filming in New York City in early spring 2022. The comedy will star Julia Louis Dreyfus, who Holofcener previously teamed up with on her award-winning film Enough Said

The film follows Beth, a New York novelist in an unbelievably happy marriage to Don, who loves her and supports her in every way. One day, when Beth overhears him admitting that he hasn’t liked her writing in years, it threatens to undo all that’s good in their lives. 

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“Nicole and Julia are masters of the modern human comedy—stories where we can see our own awkwardness and blind spots in every well-intentioned character. As with their last collaboration Enough Said, Beth and Don is a bright, bold tale of people trying to behave well, and failing hilariously at it,” said producer Anthony Bregman in Varierty

Holofcener is an American film and television director and screenwriter. She has written and directed six films including Friends With Money, Lovely and Amazing and Walking and Talking. She co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and has directed numerous television shows including Mrs. Fletcher, Enlightened and Parks and Recreation. She recently co-wrote the screenplay for The Last Duel, a historical epic directed by Ridley Scott.