Lizzy Caplan Cast in Major Comedy That Will Hopefully Earn Her the Fame and Recognition She Deserves
Lizzy Caplan is one of those actresses that everyone knows about, but doesn't really pay much attention to. This is one of life's greatest tragedies, because Lizzy Caplan is an awesome actress and human being, and she deserves way more recognition for her talents than she's ever received. Her role as Janis Ian in Mean Girls should have been enough to ensure that, but there was even more than that: Freaks and Geeks, Party Down, True Blood, Bachelorette, New Girl, and the more recent (and excellent) Masters of Sex . And we're not the only ones boarding the Lizzy train — as The Frisky's Rachel Krause said of the actress, "Hollywood: USE LIZZY CAPLAN MORE. She’s only, you know, PERFECT, and I just cannot fathom how she hasn’t been put to better use. What is it about her that just seems to go straight to DVD?!"
It's hard to say. I'm not sure how someone could watch her as Janis and not immediately consider her one of the best women in comedy today, but hopefully this will change that: According to Deadline, Caplan has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming comedy The Interview , which is set to star Seth Rogen and James Franco.
It's not exactly clear what exactly the movie is going to be about, but the vague plot making the rounds on trade sites like Variety seems to be as follows: "The story follows a talk show host and his producer who are unwittingly caught up in an international assassination plot." Caplan is said to be playing the role of Agent Lacey in the film. And it'll be funny! Rogen, Franco, and Caplan all together on screen, likely improvising most of their scenes? The comedy chemistry will be off the charts.
Caplan briefly worked with both Rogen and Franco in 1999 on Freaks and Geeks, when she guest-starred in a few episodes playing Sara, the girlfriend of Jason Segel's character.
The Interview, which is still in the early stages of development, is being co-written and co-directed by Rogen and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg. It will shoot in Vancouver this December.