Rosemary DeWitt, who was so excellent in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married and also had a solid run on United States of Tara is angling to add a lighter title to her acting resume.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that DeWitt in “in negotiations” to join Akiva Schaffer's sci-fi comedy Neighborhood Watch. She’d play the wife of Ben Stiller, who has been cast as a frazzled dad who recently forced his family to move to the suburbs.

Ah, the thankless role of playing the comedian’s wife. It’s an easy paycheck, right? Just ask Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek, Katie Holmes and all of the beauties who signed on to play Adam Sandler’s wife in various films. But there’s hope that DeWitt might have heavier lighting to do than just dropping an occasionally, “Honey!” or “C’mon, Ben” into conversation. You see, Neighborhood Watch eventually goes extraterrestrial, as the dads in the plot who for the watchdog group encounter aliens and must deal with an impending attack.

The main reason why I think this might work is because Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg penned the screenplay, and Schaffer’s a founding member of The Lonely Island, the group responsible for "Dick in a Box" and "I'm On A Boat" among other classics. If DeWitt joins the cast, she’ll appear alongside Stiller and Vince Vaughn in a comedy that’s due to hit theaters in 2013. For those who can’t wait to see this talented actress on screen in something sooner (myself, included) she’ll next appear in Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister (playing at the Toronto International Film Festival) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green with Jennifer Garner.

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