Actress-screenwriter June Diane Raphael is in final negotiations to play Jack Black’s love interest in Harold Ramis’ biblical comedy Year One for producer Judd Apatow and Columbia Pictures.
Raphael will play Maya, a woman who becomes romantically involved with Zed (Black) and another man in her village. Superbad leads Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse star in the ensemble comedy as well.
Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple also are in final negotiations for the film, written by Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Principal photography is set to begin in January for the project.
Raphael (Zodiac) co-wrote the screenplay for Gary Winick’s Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, for New Regency Pictures and Firm Films.