Jenny McCarthy has been added to the cast of Larry the Cable Guy-starrer Witless Protection, reports Variety. She’ll play Larry’s girlfriend. The comedy is being directed by Charles Carner from his own screenplay.
Parallel Entertainment Pictures is financing, and company principal J.P. Williams and Alan Blomquist will produce. Lionsgate will distribute.
The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her.
The film co-stars Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Joe Mantegna and Eric Roberts.
Production is scheduled to begin May 21 in and around Chicago.