Lake Bell Joins Simon Pegg for Rom-Com, Man Up


Actress Lake Bell, who made a mark this year with the indie In a World…, which she wrote, directed and starred in, has signed on to star opposite Simon Pegg in the indie romantic comedy Man Up with plans to start filming in January 2014.

Best known for her recurring role on the Cartoon Network’s “Children’s Hospital” (a couple episodes which she also directed) and dozens of movies, both big and small, Bell will portay a single woman who is mistaken for someone’s blind date, leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend… in Simon Pegg, apparently.

Ben Palmer of the popular British teen comedy “The Inbetweeners” will be directing from a script by Tess Morris with Pegg’s Big Talk Productions co-producing with Studio Canal. Pegg is producing the film with long-time collaborator Nira Park.

Bell recently shot Million Dollar Arm opposite Jon Hamm and is currently making The Coup with Owen Wilson. She also provides a voice in DreamWorks Animation’s 2014 release Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

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