Community star Alison Brie has joined Emily Blunt and Jason Segel in the upcoming relationship comedy Five-Year Engagement. The movie charts the very long engagement of a couple played by Blunt and Segel. Segel co-wrote the script with director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson will produce.
According to Variety, Brie will play the sister of Blunt’s character and will put on an English accent for the role. While Community may not have the killer ratings of other network shows, I have no doubt that it’s a launching pad for its cast members, particularly Brie and co-star Donald Glover. Fans of Community know that Brie kills at comedy, but her work on Mad Men shows that she’s equally adept at more dramatic fare. She’ll next be seen in theaters in Wes Craven’s Scream 4.