'Big Love' Actress Stars in Dark Comedy Movie
'Big Love' Actress Stars in Dark Comedy Movie
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As we wait for new episodes of Big Love, the cast of the polygamy-themed drama series is currently tapping on new projects on the big screen.  As reported previously, Jeanne Tripplehorn is working on Winged Creatures and Grey Gardens, while Ginnifer Goodwin has been cast in He's Just Not That Into You.  Additionally, Amanda Seyfried has also landed herself a new movie gig.

Known to TV viewers as Sarah Henrickson on HBO's Big Love, Seyfried will soon be forced to combat evil as she stars in the dark comedy-horror film Jennifer's Body. The upcoming feature is written by Diablo Cody (The United States of Tara) and directed by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight).

Described as have a similar tone to Heathers, Jennifer's Body features the Big Love actress as the character Needy, a “plain Jane” best friend to Megan Fox, who plays the titular character Jennifer, a cheerleader possessed by a demon who starts feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. Now, it's up to Needy to kill Jennifer, escape from a correctional facility and go after lead singer Nikolai (Adam Brody) and his Satan-worshiping rock band, who are responsible for the transformation.

Jennifer's Body also includes Johnny Simmons (Boogeyman 2, Evan Almighty), J.K. Simmons (The Closer, the Spider-Man film series), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy, Gym Teacher: The Movie), Chris Pratt (The O.C., Deep in the Valley), Juno Ruddell (These Arms of Mine, The Linda McCartney Story), Kyle Gallner (Veronica Mars, CSI: NY, The Haunting in Connecticut).

Jennifer's Body marks the follow up to writer and producer Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman's collaboration efforts on Juno.  The film is expected to be released next year.

Meanwhile, fans can also look forward to a new season of Big Love next January.  To ease the wait, you can read more about the upcoming season in this previous casting scoop, as well as this spoiler article.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: IMDB
(Image courtesy of HBO)

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