Per the film’s official plot synopsis, the film follows “Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, [who] try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, they reconsider.”
Written by Jenkins, “Private Life” stars Paul Giamatti as Richard and Kathryn Hahn as Rachel. Shannon will reportedly play a friend of the couple (who may have deeper links to them than originally expected). The cast also includes John Carroll Lynch, Emily Robinson, Kayli Carter and Francesca Root-Dodson.
The film is being produced by Anthony Bregman (“The Circle,” “Collateral Beauty,” “Foxcatcher”) and Stefanie Azpiazu (“Enough Said,” “The Circle”). Production is expected to begin next month.