Thesp joins cast of Universal film

Malin Akerman has joined Universal comedy “Wanderlust” alongside Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.

Pic, directed by David Wain from a script he co-wrote with Ken Marino, is produced by Judd Apatow Prods., with Apatow, Wain, Marino and Rudd attached to produce. Dick Vane is exec producing.

Story centers on a married couple (Aniston, Rudd) who try escaping modern society by moving from New York. Erik Baiers oversees for the studio.

Akerman’s co-starring in “The Romantics” and recently signed to topline “Numbers Station” opposite Ethan Hawke. She also stars in “The Bang Bang Club,” which preems at Toronto, and wrapped last month on “Catch 44″ with Bruce Willis.

Akerman’s repped by WME and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.

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