Alison Brie is joining The Five-Year Engagement for Universal, the upcoming relationship comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.
The rom-com we heard it last November hasn’t been much movement on Judd Apatow‘s “Five Year Engagement” lately. We learned that Jason Segel and Emily Blunt would be playing a duo whose five years relationship is chronicled in the comedy, directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) but that’s old news already. What’s new is that Community’s Alison Brie is on board, set to play Blunt’s sister in the flick which should bring the same hilarity and allure of Stoller and Segel’s last collab.
Brie told Variety that she’s a major fan of Stoller and Segel’s creation in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” which Apatow and Shauna Robertson produced.
It really is one of my favorite films ever. I’ve watched it at least 20 times.”
In the film, Brie will be putting on a British accent for the first time, but she’s not worried about this point. The actress says,
I’ve worked on accents when I was studying at Cal Arts and in Scotland and enjoy that kind of transformation.”
Brie said she’s been informed that production will start around the end of April. She’s been one of the town’s most active actresses, playing Annie Edison in “Community” on NBC and Trudy Campbell in AMC’s “Mad Men.”
Geeks of “Community” know that Brie kills at comedy, but her work on ‘Mad Men” shows that she’s likewise skilled at more dramatic fare. She’ll next be seen in theaters in Wes Craven’s sequel, playing a lead role in the Scream 4, out April 15.
Does this sound worthy of a look?