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Thompson inks for U’s ‘Junior’

Emma Thompson has opted for a lighthearted comedy as her next venture, signing on to star opposite Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Universal’s “Junior.”

The Oscar-winning actress will play a scientist in the story of a male scientist (Schwarzenegger) who experiments with a new drug and becomes pregnant.

Ivan Reitman is skedded to direct.

The project, originally titled “Oh Baby,” is scripted by Kevin Wade. It’s due to go into production at the end of March.

Thompson, whose acting roots are as a comedienne, has kept mostly to serious dramas in the last couple of years. She’s currently nominated in the best actress and best supporting actress categories for “The Remains of the Day” and “In the Name of the Father,” respectively.

Last year she also starred in husband Kenneth Branagh’s film of Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Other comedy roles include starring opposite Jeff Goldblum in 1989’s “The Tall Guy.” She co-starred in “Peter’s Friends,” directed by Branagh.

Thompson is represented by the William Morris Agency.

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