Actress Lizzy Caplan is set to join Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve comedy project. Read on for more details about this story.
According to Deadline, “Masters of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan will be joining Jilian Bell, Anthony Mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen for Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve comedy project. The Christmas Eve project will reunite “50/50” stars Rogen and Gordon-Levitt with director Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies,”” 50/50”) who will be directing and penning the screenplay of the said project for Point Grey Pictures, Sony and Good Universe Production.
Caplan will be playing Diana, the love interest of Gordon-Levitt’s character in a story about an annual Christmas holiday reunion among friends, which turns out into a disaster as each suffer from their own self crises. Earlier, “22 Jump Street” actress and comedienne Jillian Bell has bagged the role of Betsy, the wife of Rogen’s character, who, in light of events, gives the pals a cornucopia of drugs on Christmas Eve so they can have one last hurrah together.
Caplan began her acting career in 1999, playing a minor role on the critically acclaimed series “Freaks and Geeks.” She then appeared on numerous television shows and is known for her roles such as Marjee Sorelli in the one-hour comedy drama aired on The WB, “Related” (2005–2006), Kat Warbler in the sitcom “The Class” (2006–2007), Amy Burley on the HBO vampire show “True Blood” (2008), Casey Klein in Party Down (2009–2010) and 1960s human sexuality pioneer, Virginia Johnson, in the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Her performance on “Masters of Sex” has been well received, and on July 10, 2014, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Caplan is also known for her roles in films such as “Mean Girls” (2004), where she gained wider notice for her role as Janis Ian; “Cloverfield” (2008), in which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress; the critically acclaimed Starz ensemble comedy “Party Down,” where she played a struggling comedian who is part of a catering crew; “Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010); and two movies in the Sundance Film Festival, “Save the Date” and “Bachelorette” ( both 2012).
The untitled Christmas Eve project is produced by Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, with Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake and Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter to executive produce, with filming set for next week in New York City.
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