Actress joins Firth, Blunt in Cross Creek dark comedy

Capitalizing on the heat generated by her role on AMC’s “The Killing,” Kristin Lehman has signed on to join Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in Cross Creek Pictures’ dark comedy “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro.”

Firth stars as Wallace Avery, a man who hates his job and is despised by his family. Feeling he missed his shot at living the dream, he decides to fake his own death and create a new identity. He meets a young woman (Blunt) with her own troubled past, and the duo start breaking into empty homes to pose as the absent owners.

Lehman will play Firth’s ex-wife, who lives with their son and her new husband.

Commercials helmer Dante Ariola is directing from a script by Becky Johnston, who will produce with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Alisa Tager. Production is skedded to start this month in North Carolina.

Lehman, who previously appeared on the bigscreen in “The Sentinel” and “The Way of the Gun,” recently wrapped Anonymous Content’s thriller “Loft.”

On “The Killing” she plays Gwen Eaton, the campaign adviser and secret lover of mayoral candidate Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell).

Lehman is repped by Domain Talent, OAZ and attorney Diane Golden.

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