It didn’t take long for About a Boy boss Jason Katims to recruit one of his Friday Night Lights colleagues to NBC’s new freshman comedy.
Former Friday Night Lights co-star Adrianne Palicki has booked a guest arc on the comedy starring David Walton and Minnie Driver, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, based on Nick Hornby’s novel and subsequent 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, follows the relationship between bachelor man-child Will (Bent’s Walton) and a young boy, Marcus (1600 Penn’s Benjamin Stockham), who moves in next door with his crazy single mother, Fiona (Driver).
Palicki will play Dr. Samantha Lake, a love interest for Will, and appear in a seven-episode arc of the comedy exec produced and written by her former FNL boss Katims.
The actress played Tyra Collette in more than 50 episodes of the NBC/DirecTV drama’s five-season run. The casting also marks a reunion for the actress with NBC, following FNL as well as the network’s heavily scrutinized Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley.
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Adrianne Palicki says she will return for ‘G.I. Joe 3’.
The 30-year-old actress starred alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in action blockbuster ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ earlier this year and she has confirmed she will reprise her role as femme fatale Lady Jaye in a third film.
Paramount has yet to announce a release date for the third film and it’s not yet known whether director Jon M. Chu will return to helm the follow-up.
Palicki confirmed the news to IGN, adding that her role in the film has led to her being inundated with offers for similar action movies.
She said: “I think it’s hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody … there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it’s like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things. So yes, I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films.”
However, the ‘Friday Night Lights’ star admits she worries about being typecast as an action heroine.
She added: “I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I’m one of those crazy people … but it’s a fine line because you don’t want to get pigeon-holed. That’s why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board – to keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I’m 30 and I feel like I’m 57 years old!”
A new Wonder Woman may have been cast in Batman Vs. Superman, but it wasn’t all that long ago that Adrianne Palicki was set to play the iconic character in producer David E. Kelley’s NBC pilot about the DC superheroine. As it turned out, however, the show never got past the pilot stage, continuing the Amazon warrior’s unlucky streak on the road to live-action.
I got to chat with former Friday Night Lights star Palicki recently on the set of the revenge action thriller John Wick, in which she costars with Keanu Reeves. We’ll have more on that film soon, but I wanted to break out what Palicki had to say about the experience of (briefly) playing Wonder Woman. Despite obviously being disappointed that the show never happened, the actress seems to really have enjoyed her time with the tiara and golden lasso.
“I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever,” Palicki beams when the topic comes up.
I asked the actress — who, in case you hadn’t noticed, is certainly Amazonian in stature — if she regrets that the Wonder Woman show didn’t move forward.
“I wouldn’t say regret,” she says. “I was devastated when it didn’t go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would’ve been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume — I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I’m really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I’ll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.”
And that very well may be. Palicki’s turn as Lady Jaye in the successful G.I. Joe: Retaliation — she says she’ll be back for G.I. Joe 3 by the way — and her ability to handle stunt work means that she frequently gets scripts for similar films.
“I think it’s hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody… there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it’s like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things,” she says. “So yes, I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films. Which is awesome, because I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I’m one of those crazy people, but it’s a fine line because you don’t want to get pigeonholed. That’s why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board. To keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I’m 30 and I feel like I’m 57 years old!”
Palicki’s not saying if she has specifically received any superhero scripts lately. But when told of the fan community’s interest in seeing her don a cape or super-suit again, the actress just smiles and says, “I’m waiting for Supergirl.”
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Friday Night Lights alumna Adrianne Palicki is returning to television in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series , a 10-episode supernatural crime drama to air on Robert Rodriguez’ about-to-launch cable channel El Rey Network, EW.com reports.
Palicki will play Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth Gecko’s (Detroit 1-8-7‘s D.J. Cotrona) past. The series, based on Rodriguez’ 1996 movie of the same name, also features Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show), Zane Holtz (Make It or Break It), Jesse Garcia (Sons of Anarchy), Jake Busey (Good Vibes) and Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde).
“Game of Thrones” star Alfie Allen and “Friday Night Lights” star Adrianne Palicki are among the new cast additions to Keanu Reeves-led assassin thriller “John Wick,” according to Deadline. Michael Nyqvist and Dean Winters have also joined the cast, co-led by Willem Dafoe.
Reeves plays the titular John Wick, an ex-hitman who goes after the guy that stole his car and killed his beloved dog. The thief turns out to be the son of a major New York crime boss, who in return hires Dafoe’s hitman character to kill Wick. Ouch, because the two used to be good friends but now have to “Mr & Mrs Smith” each other. Chad Stahelski & David Leitch are directing from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad, and there are no details on roles for the new cast additions just yet.
Allen plays Theo Greyjoy on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” now heading into its fourth season. Aside from indies, his notable film roles include “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Atonement.” Palicki played Tyra on critically acclaimed NBC series “Friday Night Lights” and was Lady Jaye in last summer’s “G. I. Joe: Retaliation.”
Adrianne looks amazing (as usual) as she gives a exclusive sneak peek at G.I Joe Retaliation on Blu-Ray and DVD.
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