Jenna Fischer Gets A "Hall Pass"

1/16/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

"The Office" star Jenna Fischer is in negotiations to star in the Farrelly Brothers comedy, "Hall Pass," for New Line Cinema, says The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the Hollywood Reporter: Jenna Fischer is in negotiations to star as Owen Wilson's wife in "Hall Pass," a New Line comedy being directed by the Farrelly brothers.

The story centers on a New England married couple in which the wife gives her husband a "hall pass," a free ticket to engage in extramarital encounters.

Jason Sudeikis is on board as the guy's best friend, who also gets a free pass from his wife, who has yet to be cast. Things get complicated when the wives also begin exercising their "hall pass" power.

Pete Jones, Kevin Barnett and both Peter and Bobby Farrelly penned the script. The Farrellys and Bradley Thomas are producing.

Fischer, best known as Pam Beesly on NBC's "The Office," has starred in the comedies "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and "Blades of Glory."

I really like the premise of the film and with the Farrelly Brothers directing, you know the comedy will steer towards the raunchy side. The story line is familiar to an arc in a season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” that was absolutely brilliant comedy.

“The Office” is an extraordinary piece of television, and its success is partly due to the depth and range of the cast, a few of which have gone on to the big screen.

Steve Carrell obviously has had great success, with “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “Dan in Real Life," among other films.  Ed Helms just scored a huge hit after starring in “The Hangover,” and John Krasinski has had roles in “Away We Go” and more recently, “It’s Complicated.”

"Hall Pass" begins production Feb. 23, 2010 in Atlanta, which apparently will offer a substitute for New England.

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