Judy Greer is set to play the lead in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot (aka HR). In addition to starring, Greer will serve as a producer on the single-camera workplace pilot, written by writer-actress Laura Steinel and directed by The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer.
The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers around Jane (Greer), the over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Naegle and Schaffer exec produce, with Steinel co-exec producing.
Despite her busy schedule, Greer was pursued by several broadcast comedy pilots this season, opting to do Fox’s HR project.
Greer is currently in pre-production on directing her first feature film, A Happening Of Monumental Proportions, written by Gary Lundy. Principato-Young Entertainment and Depth of Field are producing the comedy ensemble, starring Common, Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford, which is fully financed and shoots in LA.
Acting-wise, Greer was recently seen in the features Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland, Entourage and indie Grandma and next co-stars in Wilson and Pottersville. In TV, Greer is a member of the voice cast of FX’s long-running animated comedy Archer and recently starred in the network’s comedy series Married. She is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment, CAA and attorney Fred Toczek.