Dan Levy, helped along by friends, confronts personal loss and grief he’d been trying to evade in the trailer for Netflix’s Good Grief, which the Schitt’s Creek co-creator wrote, directs and stars in.

Levy plays Marc Dreyfus, whose contented life in London after the loss of his mother with his larger-than-life husband, Oliver, played by Luke Evans, ends when Oliver unexpectedly dies. As Marc’s world shatters, he and his two best friends, played by Ruth Negga and Himesh Patel, go on a weekend of self-discovery in Paris to reveal hard truths they each needed to face.

“My husband officially died a year ago today. For such a meticulous person, he left behind one hell of a mess,” an anguished Marc announces at one point in the trailer.

Good Grief, as it tackles the themes of friendship and loss, and Marc’s attempts to move on from his husband’s death, marks Levy’s jump from TV to movies and his debut as a feature-film writer and director. Celia Imrie, David Bradley, Arnaud Valois, Emma Corrin and Kaitlyn Dever also appear in the Netflix film.

Good Grief is the first project from the deal for film and TV between Netflix and Levy’s production company, Not a Real Production Company. Levy is producing with Megan Zehmer, Stacey Snider, Kate Fenske and Debra Hayward. Snider and Caroline Levy executive produce.

Good Grief will hit select theaters Dec. 29, 2023, before it launches on Netflix on Jan. 5, 2024.

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