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Allison Janney tapped for two comedies

The actress is starring with Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski in a Sam Mendes-directed comedy, and alongside Eddie Murphy in a project from director Brian Robbins

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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Allison Janney (Juno, The West Wing) has signed on to two comedies: Sam Mendes’ tentatively-titled This Must Be the Place and the Eddie Murphy starrer A Thousand Words, directed by Brian Robbins (Norbit). The Mendes comedy stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as an expectant couple traveling the country in search of a place to put down roots and raise a family. Mendes is directing from a screenplay written by author Dave Eggers and his wife, novelist Vendela Vida. Janney’s character reunites with Rudolph, a former colleague, at the couple’s stop in Phoenix. She is a very un-PC woman, who admittedly has a few screws loose. For the Robbins movie, Janney plays Murphy’s boss, a savvy, money-grubbing head of a literary agency. Murphy plays a man who discovers he only has a thousand words left to say before he dies. Once she wraps shooting on the two films, Janney will head to Broadway for a starring role in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 musical. (Hollywood Reporter)

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