Animal Kingdom's Jacki Weaver Joins A Five-Year Engagement
Jacki Weaver, the Australian actress who earned an Oscar nomination for her terrifying performance in last year's Animal Kingdom, has snagged her first post-Oscar Hollywood role. According to Deadline she's signed on to Five Year Engagement, the Judd Apatow-produced comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a couple who wait the titular fie years to tie the knot.
It seems safe to assume that Weaver will be playing the mother of one of the characters, but really you never know-- maybe they've found a way for her to reprise her villainous Animal Kingdom character Smurf in a more comedic context. You never know! The cast already includes a whole lot of funny people, including Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Rhys Ifans and Lauren Weedman, so Weaver's Oscar nomination is no guarantee she'll be able to steal the whole film for herself again. Nicholas Stoller, who directed Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is directing this script that he wrote with Segel. Pre-production has already begun in Michigan, and as far as I understand it filming should be starting soon.
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