Netflix has announced that its first-ever Netflix original comedy, “I am Not Here,” will premiere on April 1.
The film is directed by Matt Sernett and stars Sarah Silverman, Chris Pratt, and Zach Galifianakis.
The movie is based on the novel by Jodi Picoult, which focuses on a single high schooler who begins to fall in love with her teacher’s daughter.
The story follows the relationship between the young couple and their teacher’s other daughter.
“I Am not here” is based upon the memoir of Jodi, who was born in New York City in 1987.
The book, published in 2007, became a bestseller and inspired a number of movies and television series.
Netflix has also released several other original comedy films, including “Glee,” “Veep,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
“I do not believe that all of us can produce, produce, and produce forever,” Sernetts told Entertainment Weekly in a statement.
“It is not easy to produce something we want to see and love, and I am not sure that I can ever again be that kind of a producer.
But I do believe that there is something there for everybody to enjoy.”
“A big thank you to Netflix for making this happen,” Pratt told EW.
“The company and their team have been incredibly generous to me, Chris, and all of our collaborators.”
“Jodi has always been the kind of person who would make you laugh,” Pratt added.
“We are incredibly excited to bring this wonderful story to Netflix and hope they will give it the best possible reception.
This is a movie we are all very excited to see, and we hope to have it coming to everyone on April 2.”
“Gleaming,” “Bombshelter,” and other upcoming films have been released by Netflix.
The streaming service has also been releasing new series like “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Hannah Montana,” “Narcos,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Stranger Things,” and more.