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Alison Brie joins ‘Five-Year Engagement’

'Community,' 'Mad Men' star to play Blunt's sister

Alison Brie is joining “Five-Year Engagement” for Universal, and will portray the younger sister to Emily Blunt’s character.

“Five-Year Engagement” charts the ups and downs of the relationship between the couple, portrayed by Blunt and Jason Segel. Judd Apatow and Rodney Rothman are producing, with Nicholas Stoller directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Segel.

Brie told Variety that she’s a major fan of Stoller and Segel’s work in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” which Apatow and Shauna Robertson produced. “It really is one of my favorite films ever,” she added. “I’ve watched it at least 20 times.”

It’s also the first time that Brie will be working with a British accent. “I’ve worked on accents when I was studying at Cal Arts and in Scotland and enjoy that kind of transformation,” she added.

Brie said she’s been told that production will start around the end of April.

Brie’s been one of the town’s most active thesps, playing Annie Edison in “Community” on NBC and Trudy Campbell in AMC’s “Mad Men.” She’s a lead in the forthcoming “Scream 4,” out April 15. Brie’s represented by UTA, Vital Management Group and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette & Feldman.

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