EXCLUSIVE: Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Glee star Jane Lynch has boarded Black Bear Pictures’ feature film A.C.O.D. She joins Richard Jenkins and Adam Scott in the Stuart Zicherman-directed comedy which Zicherman wrote with Ben Karlin. Karlin is the co-creator of The Colbert Report and long time exec producer of The Daily Show who most recently got a Golden Globes nomination for producing 50/50. Teddy Schwarzman is producing and fully financing the project through his Black Bear Pictures’ shingle. Karlin and Tim Perell will also produce.
Lynch will play ‘Dr. Judith,’ a down on her luck author and therapist who jumps at the chance to regain the spotlight when her former patient Carter (Scott) shows up seeking her advice. “We’re really excited to have Jane Lynch join the cast of A.C.O.D.,” said Schwarzman. “We look forward to watching her bring the exceptional character of ‘Dr. Judith’ to life.” Lynch will next be seen on the big screen in the Pete and Bobby Farrelly-directed The Three Stooges, which opens April 13. She is represented by Domain.
Black Bear Pictures recently wrapped Broken City, whish stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the company next produces J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost, which will star Robert Redford. Black Bear is also developing with Jeremy Renner, King Of Heists, based on the bestselling book by J. North Conway.