EXCLUSIVE: 30 Rock alumna Jane Krakowski is powering up with the cast of Columbia Pictures’ Pixels opposite Adam Sandler and Kevin James. She’ll play the First Lady to James’ President Cooper, who also once dated Sandler’s character Jules Brenner, in the science fiction comedy directed by Chris Columbus. The Happy Madison and 1492 Pictures production unfolds when aliens invade Earth after misinterpreting feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of intergalactic war. Pic is now filming in Toronto. Krakowski is the latest addition to a cast that includes Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Ashley Benson.
In the past year the Golden Globe-nominated thesp has turned in guest spots on The Simpsons and Modern Family after ending her Emmy-nominated seven season run as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s 30 Rock. On the features side she’s also got the upcoming Ashley Judd romance Big Stone Gap and Adult Beginners with Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne in the hopper. Krakowski’s repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Pixels is due in theaters May 15, 2015.