Michelle Williams is set to join Amy Schumer in the film I Feel Pretty
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) has just joined Amy Schumer in the upcoming film I Feel Pretty, according to Deadline. Williams will play “Avery LeClaire, the stunning cosmetics company boss to Schumer’s Renee Bennett.” I Feel Pretty is written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and will mark their directorial debut. I Feel Pretty will begin shooting in Boston this July.
Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG and Mary Viola will produce I Feel Pretty with Voltage Pictures’ Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam and Nicolas Chartier. Schumer will also produce. Kevin Kane, a frequent collaborator of Schumer’s will co-produce. Jonathan Deckter will executive produce for Voltage.
In the comedy, an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Williams is known for her work in the films like Brokeback Mountain and Manchester by the Sea, both of which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She’s also been seen in Shutter Island, Blue Valentine and My Week with Marilyn, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She got her big break in the TV series Dawson’s Creek where she played the role of Jen.
Schumer, who wrote and starred in the hit comedy Trainwreck, can currently be seen opposite Goldie Hawn in Snatched. She will next be featured in Thank You for Your Service from director Jason Hall. Kohn and Silverstein’s credits as a writing team include such successful comedies as Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Vow and How to Be Single.
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