The “Bridesmaids” thesp stars as a playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend (Darren Criss, “Glee”), only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother (Annette Bening).
Lyonne will play Allyson, a Jersey Shore girl who works on the boardwalk and is the love interest of Christopher Fitzgerald’s character.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (“American Splendor”) are directing from a script by Michelle Morgan, who will exec produce with Wiig and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin. Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content will produce with Maven Pictures principals Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler, who are launching their New York-based shingle with the project.
Lyonne, who recently joined the cast of Abel Ferrara’s “The Last Day on Earth,” will soon be seen in Universal’s “American Reunion.”
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Lyonne is repped by APA and 3 Arts Entertainment, while UTA, The Collective and attorney Jodi Peikoff rep Raphael.