Actor Ted McGinley, best known for co-starring as Al Bundy’s neighbor on Fox TV’s “Married … With Children, has been tapped to co-star in Phoenix Pictures’ political comedy “Dick.”
McGinley joins the already set cast of Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Williams, Will Ferrell, Dave Foley, Ana Gasteyer, Dan Hedaya and Harry Shearer.
Set in the Watergate era, the Andy Fleming-helmed and co-scripted pic chronicles the story of two high school girls who, during a field trip to the White House, encounter various political characters — including President Nixon — and become intricately involved the largest political cover-up in history.
The comedy, co-penned by Sheryl Longin and David Coatsworth, began shooting in Toronto April 13 with Gale Anne Hurd producing
Upon wrapping “Dick,” McGinley begins shooting Warner Bros.’ “Je M’appelle Crawford,” in which he’ll portray an agent to an overzealous hairdresser who travels to the World Hairdressing Championships only to find that he was invited to sit in the audience and not to take part in the competition.
The pic, penned by Craig Ferguson and Sacha Gervasi, will be directed by Kevin Allen and produced by Phil Rose. Production is set to begin later this month.
McGinley has also inked to appear in the USA Network’s “Every Mother’s Worst Fear,” an original pic set to air Aug. 19. The thriller explores the growing phenomenon of child abduction via the Internet. McGinley stars opposite Cheryl Ladd and her real-life daughter, Jordan Ladd.
Steven Levy of Innovative Artists and manager Mark Teitelbaum of Somers/Tietelbaum/David shepherded McGinley’s pacts.