20th Century Fox TV is holding on to Friends With Better Lives co-star Zoe Lister-Jones in a major way. The studio has signed the indie movie actress-screenwriter in a deal that includes a substantial talent hold with a premium script commitment for her and her writing/producing partner Daryl Wein to develop a project for Lister-Jones to star and Wein to direct.
Lister-Jones played one of the six leads on the CBS comedy FWBL, which was produced by 20th TV. The studio has been consistently mining the indie scene for talent, luring Zooey Deschanel for New Girl, Lister-Jones for FWBL and last season getting Greta Gerwig for How I Met Your Dad.
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