When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, she persuades her ultra-cautious mom to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador.
At Emily’s insistence, the pair seek out adventure, but suddenly find themselves kidnapped. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter is tested and strengthened while they attempt to navigate the jungle and escape.
This is Goldie Hawn’s first movie since starring alongside Susan Sarandon in The Banger Sister back in 2002.
Directed by Jonathan Levine behind such films as The Night Before (2015) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen as well comedy horror Warm Bodied (2013).
Amy Schutz who stars alongside Goldie Hawn in this upcoming new comedy told the Los Angeles Times, “I met [Hawn] on an airplane a couple of years ago and told her there’s a movie I really want to make with her”.
“And she was very nice. ‘OK, honey.’ She probably thought I was a psycho. ‘OK, crazy person.’ Then I’d meet her at different things, saying, ‘We’re making this movie together,’ and I think, eventually, some people got in her ear and told her I wasn’t crazy, that I make things.”
Schumer’s first lead role was a commercial success generating $140 million in global box office sales from a budget of just $35 million.
On May 22, 2015, trade reports announced that Amy Schumer would be starring in an action-comedy film scripted by Katie Dippold, which would be rewritten by Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele.
Paul Feig would produce through Feigco Entertainment along with Chernin Entertainment’s Jessie Henderson. 20th Century Fox would distribute the film worldwide. On August 18, 2015, Jonathan Levine was in talks to direct the film.
The film is about a mother and daughter who become part of an unexpected adventure when a vacation goes wrong, inspired by writer Dippold and her relationship with her mother. On October 21, 2015, it was reported that the film would be released on May 12, 2017.
On February 8, 2016, it was reported that Goldie Hawn was in talks to play Schumer’s mother in the film, in what would be her first film role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters. In May 2016, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Oscar Jaenada and Wanda Sykes were added to the cast.