Actress Kerry Washington (“Save the Last Dance”) has signed on to join Meg Ryan and Omar Epps in Franchise Films and Paramount’s “Against the Ropes.” Washington, who next appears in Showtime’s “Lift,” as well as “Bad Company,” just completed “Sin” with Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames, and is co-starring in Kevin Spacey’s directorial debut “United States of Leland.”

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