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With the upcoming comedy Sex Tape gearing up for production it's starting to put all of its pieces in place - and that means lining up a supporting cast. Earlier this week we learned that Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe had joined the film and today The Wrap is reporting that another member of the NBC sitcom family is joining the project. Ellie Kemper, who starred as Erin the secretary in the final years of The Office, has officially signed on for the movie.
Directed by Bad Teacher's Jake Kasdan and based on an original screenplay by Kate Angelo, the story centers on a married couple (played by Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz) who realize that their relationship has hit a rut. When they are able to get the kids out of the house they try to mix things up a little bit by making a sex tape - but this plan goes horribly awry when the "footage is accidentally synched to a handful of other devices...including her mother’s and the mailman’s." The duo then set out on a mission to try and destroy all of the copies of the tape. As the script went through pre-production revisions were made by Segel, Kasdan and Nicholas Stoller, who was originally attached to direct before being forced to drip out due to scheduling issues.
The source doesn't say what role Kemper will play in the story, but Lowe will be playing the CEO on a toy company while, as we previously reported, comedian Rob Corddry is attached to play a loyal friend of the couple. Jack Black is said to have a role in the movie as well, but to reveal his part might be a bit too spoiler-y.
Weirdly enough this actually isn't the first time that Kemper has been in a project about a sex tape gone wrong. A couple years before she became a regular on The Office she starred in a short called "Blowjob" made by Derrick Comedy (the sketch group created by Donald Glover. Dominic Dierkes, and DC Pierson). You can watch it in the embed below.
In addition to her role in Sex Tape, Kemper will also soon be seen alongside Keira Knightley in Lynn Shelton's Laggies and also will be voicing a character in the upcoming animated Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Kasdan's comedy, meanwhile will be going into production soon and will be in theaters next year just in time for the Independence Day holiday, set to be released by Columbia Pictures on Wednesday July 2nd, 2014.