Idina Menzel has signed onto a new movie called “Latchkey Kids”! “Latchkey Kids” stars Alan S. Kim as a bright nine-year-old whose aged baby-sitters keep on dying on the job. He befriends an eccentric but tough teen girl (Elsie Fisher) who’s desperate to escape a dysfunctional life and her mother (Idina Menzel). She becomes his perfect babysitter – until the girl and mother are embroiled in a drug deal that goes awry and the boy must do whatever to save his new friend.
The movie will be directed by John J. Budion and is scheduled to start production in late Spring. David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded as its sales agent. He had this to say in a statement to Variety: “Among her many accomplishments, Idina gave a tour de force performance in Adam Sandler’s black comedy ‘Uncut Gems’ and will undoubtedly bring a unique twist to this role. One cannot help but fall in love with these original and funny characters and we think audiences will be in for a real treat with this affectionate portrait of an unlikely friendship.”