By: Eric Eisenberg
Elizabeth Banks may soon be doing the Walk of Shame on the big screen, but at least she will have a best friend to help her through the experience. Gillian Jacobs, best known for playing Britta “The Worst” Perry on the critically acclaimed NBC series Community has signed on to join Banks in the upcoming Steve Brill comedy and will be playing the main character’s close bud.
According to THR, the movie, which Brill also wrote, is about a “high-strung news anchor” (Banks) who is having the worst day of her life. After a drunken night and a short trist with a stranger, the character wakes up the next morning to find herself locked out without her wallet, phone or car. What’s worse, she has an incredibly important job interview to get to and must travel across the city of Los Angeles to make it time. The trade doesn’t mention how Jacobs fits into the plot, but presumably she will be a person who Banks goes to looking for help. Last week it was reported that James Marsden would be in the film as well along with Willie Garson (Sex and the City). Brill most recently directed a segment of the omnibus comedy Movie 43, which will be out in theaters next month, but before that his last feature directorial effort was 2008’s Drillbit Taylor with Owen Wilson.
In addition to her work on television, Jacobs has been keeping busy on the big screen as of late as well. This past summer she played a part in the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but has The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell, the horror comedy Milo, the dark laugher Teddy Bears and the Paris, Je T’aime spoof Cleveland, I Love You wrapped and looking to be released in 2013. She is currently filming the thriller The Lookalike, which co-stars Justin Long.
Source: Cinema Blend