Excess Hollywood: 'My Girl' star Anna Chlumsky elected to 'Veep'

  • My Girl star Anna Chlumsky will co-star with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in HBO’s Veep pilot. The actress is set to play Louis-Dreyfus’ insecure chief-of-staff. Insecure, because she remembers what happened the last time she thought she had someone’s back. (Sorry.) [Deadline]
  • Ryan Phillippe has joined the cast of Set Up, which centers on a group of friends that find themselves in the middle of a diamond heist. And cast in Set Up: Step Up star Jenna Dewan Tatum, who apparently uses an old Boggle sheet to choose her projects. [Variety]
  • The producers for The House of Blue Leaves confirm that Jennifer Jason Leigh is set to star alongside Ben Stiller and Edie Falco in the Broadway show. (Previews begin April 4; the show opens April 25.) She will play Stiller’s character’s mistress, named Bunny Flingus.
  • Disney XD had ordered Pack of Wolves, a comedy about three boys — Edison, Darwin, and Albert Oppenheimer — raised by their single dad, who happens to be a genius professor. Bazinga? [Deadline]
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  • tracy bluth

    Now I’m going to cry about Thomas J. again. THANKS A LOT KATE WARD!

    • etm

      I love that movie.

      • etm

        My Girl, that is. The beestings!!!

    • LOL

      No photo? Most of us have not seen her since she was a kid.

  • Zo

    Yay! Anna!

    So excited that she is returning to acting… Enjoyed her in “In the Loop”, which is a fantastic movie, RENT IT. Even though she had a relatively minor supporting role, it was good to see her holding her own next to major players. To think, just a few years ago, she was working for Zagat restaurant surveys!

  • Jacob

    Man, Veep just keeps getting better. Chlumsky was awesome in In The Loop, so pairing her back up with Iannucci guarantees even more great stuff.

  • A-K87

    I know that a lot of you Americans love our British humour.

    If you loved In The Loop try and get hold of the series The Thick Of It.

    It is comedy genius!!! Iannucci + Louis-Dreyfus is my personal comedy wet dream!!!

  • Nywwjpsa

    Excited about Jennifer Jason Leigh joins Ben Stiller for the Broadway production. Will definitely go see it next year!

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