‘A Family Affair’ Movie Starring Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron: Everything You Need To Know

The long-awaited rom-com is coming to Netflix on June 28th, 2024.

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A Family Affair Netflix Movie Everything We Know Ahead Of Release

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Kissing Booth actress Joey King will star alongside Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman in the upcoming romantic comedy A Family Affair. Originally scheduled for release on Netflix globally in November 2023, the movie was eventually delayed, had some reshoots but is now set for a late June 2024 release. Here’s everything we know, including the trailer, all the first looks, what to expect, and more.

Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Alyssa Altman are producing for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Tara Feldstein, Chase Paris, and Rich Delia serve as casting directors on the project. Andrea Wertheim and Joe Roth are also listed as producers.

A Family Affair is directed by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese, whose credits include P. S. I Love You, Paris je t’aime, Freedom Writers, and more. LaGravenese co-wrote the script with Carrie Solomon.

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“I saw in it a coming-of-age story for three different characters at three different stages of their lives,” said Lagravenese in an exclusive statement to TUDUM.

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Netflix bought the rights to the script in early 2022, with Netflix announcing the project in June 2022.

Let’s kick off our preview of the new movie with the trailer:


What’s the Netflix release date for A Family Affair?

Announced in January as part of Netflix’s 2023 film slate reveal, it was announced that A Family Affair will be released worldwide on Netflix on Friday, November 17th, 2023. According to one crew member, the movie was initially due to be released in early 2023.

In July 2023, we learned that the movie may have been pushed from its November release date. Netflix confirmed to What’s on Netflix that the release date is in flux but did not state when the movie would be released.

We can confirm that the movie will finally be available on Netflix globally on June 28th, 2024. 

A Family Affair New First Looks (2)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood and Zac Efron as Chris Cole in A Family Affair. Cr. Aaron Epstein/Netflix © 2024

A Family Affair New First Looks (1)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood and Zac Efron as Chris Cole in A Family Affair. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2024


What’s the plot of A Family Affair?

Previously, not a whole lot was known about the plot, but we had a brief logline:

“The story is set following a surprising romance which kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.”

A further synopsis adds a bit more flesh to the story:

“Work as the assistant to super mega movie star, Chris Cole, a demanding and womanizing narcissist, is beginning to take its toll on Zara. On an impulse she quits her job, only to soon discover that her widowed mother has begun a romance with the famous playboy.”

A Family Affair Netflix First Looks (2)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood, Joey King as Zara Ford and Zac Efron as Chris Cole in A Family Affair. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2024

A Family Affair Netflix First Looks (3)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Joey King as Zara Ford and Zac Efron as Chris Cole in A Family Affair. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2024

A Family Affair Netflix First Looks (4)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Joey King as Zara Ford, Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood and Kathy Bates as Leila Ford in A Family Affair. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2024

A Family Affair Netflix First Looks (5)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Liza Koshy as Eugenie and Joey King as Zara Ford in A Family Affair. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2024

A Family Affair Netflix First Looks (1)

A Family Affair. (L-R) Nicole Kidman as Brooke Harwood and Zac Efron as Chris Cole in A Family Affair. Cr. Aaron Epstein/Netflix © 2024


Who is in the cast for Netflix’s A Family Affair?

The movie’s main star will be the iconic actress Nicole Kidman, whose recent credits include Nine Perfect Strangers, Being Ricardos, and Aquaman. Kidman has also worked with Netflix before on Ryan Murphy’s The Prom. Kidman plays Brooke Harwood, Zara’s writer mother who falls into bed with movie star Chris Cole.

She will be joined by Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Baywatch) as Chris Cole and Joey King (Uglies, The Kissing Booth) as Zara Ford. Efron has worked with Netflix on the reality series Down to Earth with Zac Efron, which returned for a second season.

In August 2022, the cast was expanded to include Kathy Bates as Leila and Liza Koshy as Eugenie.

Rounding out the cast are:

  • Sherry Cola (Joy Ride)
  • Gissette Valentin (Will Trent)
  • Olivia Macklin (Psychopomp) as Ashley

When and where did A Family Affair film?

Filming began on August 2nd, 2022, and lasted for a few months before ending on October 18th, 2022. The film has been in post-production since October 2022. Filming took place entirely in Atlanta, Georgia.

On August 9th, the DailyMail snapped King and Efron on set in Georgia.

On September 26th, Kidman herself took to Instagram to state filming was still ongoing and that she was currently enjoying a nap.

As we covered in early 2024, some additional filming/reshoots involving all the principal actors in the project took place in early March 2024.

Nicole Kidman Returns To Filming A Family Affair

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.