The Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney returns to Netflix for new rom-com

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Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

The Kissing Booth star Joel Courtney is returning to Netflix for a brand new romantic comedy project called Players.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the new casting, which includes Courtney, Work It's Liza Koshy and Ibiza's Augustus Prew. The three of them are joining previously announced cast members Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Damon Wayans Jr (New Girl), and Tom Ellis (Lucifer).

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

The movie will focus on a sports writer played by Rodriguez, who hooks up with players without creating emotional attachments, but ends up falling for one of the people she gets with, played by Ellis.

Trish Sie, who previously directed Pitch Perfect 3, will get behind the camera for this one, while Rodriguez is serving as one of the producers.

Earlier this month, Rodriguez starred in a dystopian thriller for Netflix called Awake. We at Digital Spy thought that the movie, which featured the star as a former soldier turned drug-dealing mum, was full of overt religious symbolism and unnecessary violence, but was also rather boring.

If you have seen it and want to make sense of the ending, we've got you covered.

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Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

Meanwhile, the third and final Kissing Booth movie will be premiering on Netflix in August and bring an end to all of the personal and emotional dramas for Elle, Noah and the rest of the gang.

The first two Kissing Booth films are available to stream on Netflix now.

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