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Maggie Gyllenhaal swaps into Mendes comedy

Maggie Gyllenhaal has replaced Toni Collette in the untitled Sam Mendes comedy starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski, and featuring Cheryl Hines, Catherine O’Hara, and Jeff Daniels

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(FROM VARIETY) ? Maggie Gyllenhaal has replaced Toni Collette in director Sam Mendes‘ as-yet untitled relationship comedy. The movie, scripted by author Dave Eggers and his wife, novelist Vendela Vida, stars SNL‘s Maya Rudolph and The Office‘s John Krasinski as an expecting couple traveling the U.S. in search of a place to lay down roots and raise a family. Gyllenhaal replaces Collette, who dropped out because of scheduling delays on the shoot, in the role of a bohemian college professor and close family friend of the couple. Cheryl Hines, Catherine O’Hara, and Jeff Daniels have also been cast. Production is already underway, and Gyllenhaal is scheduled to start shooting her scenes next week. Gyllenhaal next appears in The Dark Knight as Rachel Dawes, Batman’s love interest. (Variety)

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