EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele and Kate Upton will star in The Layover, the William H. Macy’-directed road trip sex comedy scripted by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. Production is imminent with Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios producing. Michele and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. Macy will play a role in the film as well.
Hornsby and Krall collaborated on the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Hornsby is writer, executive producer, and co-star.
“The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me,” said Macy, moonlighting from his series Shameless. “They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.” Executive producers are Patricia Cox, who worked with Macy on his most recent helming effort Rudderless, and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance.
Michele starred in Glee and has reteamed with Ryan Murphy on Scream Queens. Supermodel Upton costarred with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in Fox’s The Other Woman. Michele is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment; Upton by WME and LBI Entertainment and Macy by WME and attorney Barry Greenfield. WME Global will sell worldwide distribution.
Lea Michele is going out on a high note in Friday’s series finale of Glee, in which she’ll sing a beautiful, heartbreaking song written by costar Darren Criss.
But she won’t be gone from our TV screens long. In Ryan Murphy’s new horror-comedy Scream Queens, coming this fall, Michele will undergo a complete transformation from the Rachel Berry we’ve come to know on Glee, she tells us. Although she’s staying mum on details:
I’ll tell you this. A lot of people working on ‘Scream Queens’ are our crew from ‘Glee.’ … When I went on my first day, no one even recognized me. This is like my Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’ moment.
Whoa. Understandably, Michele wants to play against type after inhabiting the same role on Glee for six seasons. And from the sound of it, we shouldn’t expect her new character to belt out Funny Girl any time soon:
My character is out-of-control crazy, insane and hilarious, and it’s been so fun to play. When I got home from the first day, so many of the cast were texting me, like, ‘It’s so great how you’re embracing this character.’ Not wearing basically any makeup, not doing my hair and she has a lot of unique qualities that you’ll see.
So given its school setting and horror theme with Murphy at the helm, is it essentially American Horror Story: Glee?
You won’t see any signs of ‘Glee’ in this show. And it’s even a totally different horror genre than ‘American Horror Story.’ It reminds me a lot of those old, classic horror films like ‘Evil Dead,’ and even closer to my generation, like ‘Scream’ or ‘Heathers,’ and it has a little bit of ‘Mean Girls’ in there. This is a whole new brand that they’ve created.
Watch Lea’s interview at 2:05.
Lea reunited with the cast of Glee on The Ellen Degeneres Show today and they talked about all these years of the show and they played games. Check ou the pics and click on ‘continue reading’ to watch the videos!
Check out this new version of Lea’s tv commercial for L’Oréal Paris. There’s different clips from the previous one posted. I’ve added HD screencaps to the gallery. Enjoy!
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Lea will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show again this year and this time she’ll go with the Glee Cast. The episode will air on March 12!
Before they sing their final melody, LEA MICHELE, CHRIS COLFER, JENNA USHKOWITZ, CHORD OVERSTREET & DARREN CRISS are coming by to discuss the final episodes of “Glee” with Ellen! It’s been an amazing musical ride on the hit TV series, with many beautiful harmonies. The musical comedy show has broken ground on many levels by addressing important social issues, and by introducing a variety of unique and important characters to television, and setting nearly every romance, friendship, heartache and success to a catchy, resounding beat! They can make any song a stage tune, and they’ve done it to immense success for six seasons. The cast will reflect on their memories, talk about new opportunities, and most importantly, join Ellen for a challenge!
Lea Michele attended the Family Equality Council’s Los Angeles Awards Dinner last night and got to perform once more with her Glee cast members. Lea, Chord, Becca, Jenna, Darren, Harry and Alex performed ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and ‘Dancing Queen’ and below you can check out the pics and videos! Click on ‘Continue Reading’ to watch all videos.