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Ariana Bacle
October 11, 2016 AT 04:45 PM EDT

Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco are most known for their comedic roles, but the two actors are taking a breather from laughter to star in upcoming Netflix drama 6 Balloons, which will center on the ongoing heroin epidemic, EW has confirmed.

Jacobson currently stars on Comedy Central’s Broad Citywhich she co-created with Ilana Glazer, while Franco most recently appeared in this year’s Nerve opposite Emma Roberts. The two previously appeared together in Neighbors 2: Sorority Risingand are also both voicing characters in The Lego Ninjago Movieout Sept. 22, 2017.

In 6 Balloons, Jacobson will play the sister of Franco’s character, a drug addict who relapses while caring for his young daughter. Marja-Lewis Ryan, who is penning the script for the upcoming Splash remake starring Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, wrote the screenplay and will direct. 

The news was first reported by Deadline

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