Actress Tembi Locke shared via Instagram that her best-selling memoir, From Scratch, will come to Netflix as a limited series with help from the queen of bringing books to the screen, Reese Witherspoon, and her production company Hello Sunshine.
In an Instagram post in which she shared the Variety article as the exclusive, Tembi also noted that she will be working with her sister, award-winning mystery novelist Attica Locke, who has earned TV producing credits in Netflix’s When They See Us and Fox’s Empire as well as the other major bookish Hello Sunshine project in the works, Little Fires Everywhere based on Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel. Tembi added she and Attica will be working alongside the series’ star, Zoe Saldana, and Zoe’s sisters.
Hello Sunshine’s Instagram post said the project will be done in partnership with Cinestar and 3 Arts.
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Yay!!! I will never stop smiling. The screen adaptation of #FromScratch IS happening!✨✨ 🎉🎉 My immense thanks to @netflix and @hellosunshine and @reesewitherspoon for believing in this story. ✨✨✨ And MY HEART JUST SOARS knowing that none other than the effervescent and brilliantly talented @zoesaldana will bring this story to life on screen. ❤️️Bravissima!! ❤️️ AND, you guys, I am teaming up with my sister @atticalocke who will executive produce it all. And we get to work with the incredible Saldana Sisters!!! Surreal! ✨ Thank you to every reader who has read, celebrated, shared and gifted my heart-filled book. Thank you to talented women bringing diverse and global stories to screen.❤️️ #variety #hollywood #sisters #shepersisted #bookstagram @simonbooks @book_brother #reesewitherspoonbookclub
Zoe will play Tembi’s role in the book that follows Tembi from her college semester abroad in Italy where she meets her future Sicilian husband Saro, their lives as a married couple in Los Angeles building their careers, and then Saro’s cancer diagnosis which leads to his untimely death and a reawakening for Tembi and her daughter trying to find purpose amid the loss. Read the she lit book review.
From Scratch was Hello Sunshine book club’s May selection.