Judy Greer finally lands a lead role – in a movie I don’t want to see

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There’s good news and bad news about one of my favorite actresses, Judy

Greer
, who is currently starring in the new ABC comedy Miss

Guided
.

Who is Judy Greer, you ask? She’s like the straight Jane Lynch

— the scene-stealing supporting character who hardly ever gets the recognition

she deserves.

Judy was the Bluth family secretary with a penchant for flashing in Arrested

Development
, and the best friend/love interest in Love

Monkey
, a short-lived 2006 CBS show starring Tom Cavanagh that I loved

(which of course meant it was destined to be canceled).

She also played a great backstabbing best friend to Jennifer Garner’s character

in 13 Going on 30.

The good news is The

Hollywood Reporter
announced today that she’s been cast in the lead female

role in the upcoming movie Barry Munday, which stars Patrick

Wilson
and co-stars Chloe Sevigny, Cybill Shepherd

and Billy Dee Williams. The bad news? It sounds like a terrible

idea for a movie:

Wilson will play the title character, a womanizer who gets attacked, loses

his testicles and discovers that a brief fling with a woman (Greer) he can’t

remember has led to a paternity suit. Sevigny will play the woman’s flirtatious

sister, who has a secret life and no compunctions about coming on to Munday.

Shepherd will play their mother, and Williams is cast as the tough boss at

Munday’s insurance company.

"The film marks a breakout lead role for Greer" according to the

Reporter, and I’m happy for her, but another movie in which great

actresses are confined to the roles of girlfriend and mother? Ugh.

On the other hand, Miss Guided is kinda cute and is getting decent

reviews. And more importantly, how cute is Judy as a redhead?

What can I say, I’m a sucker for a funny woman. But as far the movie goes?

To paraphrase the wisdom of Gob on Arrested Development, I hope she

hasn’t made a huge mistake.

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