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Exclusive: Melanie Lynskey Takes Supporting Role In David Wain’s ‘They Came Together’

Written by on August 15, 2012 

We just finished interviewing Melanie Lynskey for her new film, Hello I Must Be Going, and, during our talk, the New Zealand actress informed us she’s landed a spot in David Wain‘s newest film, They Came Together.

Lynskey stated she “just finished it a week ago,” having filmed a part as “Amy [Poehler‘s] best friend.” In Wain‘s film, the latter plays a small business owner who starts a “predictably on-again/off-again relationship” with Paul Rudd‘s character, an employee of the greedy CorporateCo Corporation and Co., Inc.

Wain and his frequent creative partner, Michael Showalter, have written the film as a loving parody of the typical romantic comedy; previous reports have said to expect a “rom-com staples such as the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.” Lynskey raised this concept herself, comparing its approach to the manner in which Wet Hot American Summer pokes fun at the “summer camp movie.”

She’s now part of a cast which includes Ed Helms, Jason Mantzoukas, Max Greenfield, Cobie Smulders, Michael Ian Black, Noureen DeWulf, and Christopher Meloni. Maybe even the best lineup of any upcoming comedy? With her also in tow, you could make that argument.

Check back for our full interview with Lynskey in the coming weeks.

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