Renée Zellweger will play the lead role in the film The Back Nine , Deadline reports Wednesday. The comedy is about a golf star who returns to the sport at a later age. The script was written by Michael Patrick King, the screenwriter of Sex And The City .
It is Zellweger’s first role since she starred in Judy. Just before the corona crisis, the actress won an Oscar for her contribution to the biopic about Judy Garland.
Casey Jones – the woman who will play Zellweger – once gave up her golf career so that her husband could work as a professional in that sport. But when 25 years later her marriage seems to be stranded and her son leaves home, she decides to dust her clubs to make an attempt to become a professional golfer.
It is not yet clear whether the filming has already been planned and when the film will be released.
Renée Zellweger to star in golf comedy 'The Back Nine' by #SexandtheCity writer Michael Patrick King (via DEADLINE)— Film Updates (@TheFilmUpdates) April 14, 2021
The film centers Casey Jones, who tries to make a comeback after giving up on a golf career so that her husband could have one. pic.twitter.com/81m994W3cn