You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Janet Montgomery boards ’10 Things I Hate’

Thesp set to star with Evan Rachel Wood in follow-up to 1999 comedy

Janet Montgomery has signed on to star opposite Evan Rachel Wood in indie comedy “10 Things I Hate About Life” for Intandem Films topper Gary Smith and Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Prods.

Gil Junger is directing from his own script, with production starting in early December in Los Angeles.

Junger told Variety in May that he was inspired to write the script after coming across a man who had committed suicide at a scenic overlook. He also said that “10 Things I Hate About Life” is not a sequel to his 1999 film “10 Things I Hate About You” — based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” — but rather a story that advances the situations.

Junger also said that the original pic had remained popular enough that he made more in residuals from it last year than he received for directing it in 1999.

Montgomery will play an unhappily married dog groomer and best friend of Wood’s character, who has terrified her friend with a suicide attempt.

Montgomery was the lead character in CBS’s “Made in Jersey” and can next be seen in Stephen Poliakoff’s “Dancing on the Edge” with Chiwetel Ejiofor and “Spies of Warsaw” with David Tenant.

Montgomery is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content, Hamilton Hodell and attorney Todd Rubenstein.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Nicolas Cage The Unbearable Weight of

    Nicolas Cage to Play Himself in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'

    Lionsgate is in final negotiations to buy the Nicolas Cage movie project “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” The “Unbearable” package includes Tom Gormican attached to direct from a script he wrote with Kevin Etten. Cage will produce via his Saturn Films banner, alongside Mike Nilon and Kevin Turen. Cage will play a version of [...]

  • Sophia Di Martino Loki

    'Loki': Sophia Di Martino to Co-Star With Tom Hiddleston in Marvel Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Yesterday’s” Sophia Di Martino is in talks to join Tom Hiddleston in Disney Plus and Marvel’s “Loki” limited series. Hiddleston is reprising the role of the antihero with “Sex Education” and “Daybreak” director Kate Herron helming the series. “Rick & Morty” scribe Michael Waldron penned the pilot and will act as show creator and exec [...]

  • Matt Damon in Twentieth Century Fox’s

    Box Office: 'Ford v Ferrari' Racing to $29 Million as 'Charlie's Angels' Stalls

    “Ford v Ferrari” is racing to a better-than-expected launch of $29 million in North America, early estimates showed on Friday. That’s well above pre-release forecasts for “Ford v Ferrari,” which had originally been in the $20 million range. Disney has since upped its estimate to $25 million to $29 million. Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is tracking [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content