, who plays FBI BAU Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on Criminal Minds
, has signed on to star in an independently-produced feature film comedy called Misconceptions
. The film is being directed by Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Ron Satlof and is written by Ira Pearlstein and Ron Satlof.
Described as a movie that takes a lighthearted look at the ongoing culture war between same-sex parenting and Christian conservatives, Misconceptions
features the Criminal Minds
actress as Melinda Bliss, a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God telling her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay men who live in Boston, consisting a Jewish doctor and an African-American dance choreographer. Trouble and comedy ensue when when the African-American man comes to her home down south to “manage” her pregnancy.
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Joining the Criminal Minds
actress in Misconceptions
are David Moscow (Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane
, Looking for Palladin
), who plays the Jewish doctor, and Orlando Jones (The Adventures of Chico and Guapo, Father of the Pride, The Evidence
), who portrays the African-American dance choreographer. Also included in the film are Sarah Carter
(Shark, Smallville, Numb3rs
), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, I'm with Her, The Division
) and Tom Bower (Gospel Hill, Pain Within
), just to name a few.
marks Cook's third film after joining the cast of Criminal Minds
in 2005. She was first cast in the romantic comedy I'm Reed Fish
starring Gilmore Girls
' Alexis Bledel
in 2006 and then landed a role in the 2007 horror thriller Night Skies
, which is movie about UFO sightings.
Prior to the CBS crime drama, Cook appeared as Lindsay Walker on the series Tru Calling
, which starred Eliza Dushku
, and played Shelby Merrick on the family drama Higher Ground
, which ran from January 2000 to June 2000.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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