After sticking out roles in Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim and The Thing, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is looking for her next big project. Deadline now reports that the actress has joined the cast of Stu Zicherman‘s directorial debut, A.C.O.D.
Winstead will be joining Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Richard Jenkins, which is an acronym for Adult Children of Divorce. Zicherman also co-wrote the script with Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin, which “centers on Carter (Scott), a man scarred by his parents’ divorce, who’s forced to reunite them when his brother gets engaged. Jenkins plays Scott’s father, while Jane Lynch will play Dr. Judith, an author and therapist who used to treat Carter, who comes back to her for advice.” Winstead is set to play Scott‘s girlfriend, “the foundation in his life that is slowly going out of control.”
Judging by the synopsis, I’m sensing that Winstead will be getting a back seat to the film’s comedy trio already intact, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Winstead was last seen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for her role in Smashed, which we called the best of the festival. She is also getting historical for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and has just started production on Daniel Stamm‘s latest, The Darkness.
How do you feel about Winstead joining the cast of A.C.O.D.?