Jennifer Garner will topline a remake of romantic comedy Christmas in Connecticut at Warner Bros. Pictures, says Variety. The project reunites Garner with 13 Going on 30 producing partners Susan Arnold and Donna Roth.
There is no writer assigned yet to the remake of the 1945 screwball holiday classic, directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan and Sydney Greenstreet.
The original storyline revolves around a cooking writer — the Martha Stewart of her time — whom the world believes to be living on a cozy farm in Connecticut with her husband and baby. In reality, she’s a single woman living on her own in New York. The ruse is discovered when a holiday meal is planned at her fake farm.
In 1992, Arnold Schwarzenegger directed a remake of Christmas in Connecticut for television.