Sunday, April 26, 2009

Michaela Watkins Cast in "The Back-Up Plan"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comic Michaela Watkins, who recently joined "Saturday Night Live," has been cast in the romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan" opposite Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin.
Watkins will play Mona, the longtime best friend of Lopez's character, a fed-up wannabe mother who meets a promising romantic prospect the same day she receives artificial insemination.
Kate Angelo ("Will & Grace") wrote the screenplay, and Alan Poul ("Six Feet Under") is directing.
The movie will be CBS Films' first feature release, set to hit theaters in January.
Watkins is a member of the Groundlings comedy troupe. Her TV credits include "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Californication" and "Medium." Her next feature is the comedy "The Prankster."


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