Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of David Talbert's Baggage Claim, Deadline reports. Set up at Fox Searchlight, the film is set to star Paula Patton and Derek Luke.
The film, written and directed by David E. Talbert and based on his own 2005 novel, centers on the thirty-something Montana Moore, who, frustrated with being single, embarks on a 30-day, 30,000-mile barnstorm across America to find an appropriate suitor. Along the way she encounters several interested prospects, including a preacher, a politician and a tycoon.
Spencer, who won an Academy Award for her performance in last year's The Help, can soon be seen in the upcoming Smashed.