Katherine LaNasa landed the role of wife in a pair of high-profile projects today. First up is Dog Fight (formerly known as Southern Rivals), the political comedy that pits Will Ferrell against Zach Galifianakis. The comic actors play two rival politicians in a small congressional district in South Carolina. LaNasa is set to play Ferrell’s wife; Sarah Baker was cast as Galifianakis’ wife earlier in the week. Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks) will direct Dog Night for an August 10, 2012 release.
Details on LaNasa’s other wifely role in The Frozen Ground after the jump.
THR reports that LaNasa will play the wife of John Cusack’s character in The Frozen Ground. The film is based on the true story of an Alaskan family man (Cusack) who, for 12 years, abducted over 24 women and flew them to the wilderness where he hunted them for sport. Nicolas Cage is set to play Detective Glenn Flothe, who teamed up with the serial killer’s only escaped victim (Vanessa Hudgens) to eventually bring him to justice. Scott Walker wrote the script, and will make his directorial debut. Randall Emmett and Mark Ordeky are producing. The Frozen Ground starts shooting this week in Alaska.
LaNasa has spent the last decade or so paying her dues in television guest spots on Judging Amy, House, and Two and a Half Men among others. Recently, she was one of the few stars of Valentine’s Day who wasn’t a household name. THR speculates that this newfound attention could be due to her upcoming role in Billy Bob Thorton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car.