LESLIE MANN (Laura) was recently seen in Burr
Steers'17Again, starring opposite
Zac Efron and Matthew
Perry. Mann plays Scarlett,
whose husband (Perry) wakes
up to find he is age 17 again,
and enrolls in the same school
his children attend so he can
get closer to them. The film
was released by Warner Bros.
on April 17, 2009 and has
grossed more than $85 million worldwide.
This summer, Mann will also star in Robert
Rodriguez's Shorts, opposite James Spader, Jon Cryer
and William H. Macy. The film is set in fictional
Black Falls, a suburb where everyone works for Black
Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Inc., whose
communication gadget is sweeping the country. When
a boy discovers a rainbow-colored rock that grants
wishes to anyone who holds it, it begins to cause
havoc throughout the town. Mann and Cryer will play
the boy's parents. Shorts is slated for release by
Warner Bros. on August 7, 2009.
Mann also stars in Glenn Ficarra and John
Requa's upcoming I Love You Phillip Morris, opposite
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. I Love You
Phillip Morris is the true story of Steven Russell
(Carrey), who is sent to prison and falls in love with
his cellmate Phillip Morris (McGregor). When
Morris is set free, Russell makes several attempts to
escape from prison to be with him. Mann plays
Carrey's wife in the film. The film premiered at this
year's Sundance Film Festival and is slated for release
on February 14, 2010.
Mann will next begin production on What Was I
Thinking?, starring opposite Elizabeth Banks. The
story centers on a quartet of girlfriends who take a
hedonistic ski trip after one of them gets dumped.
Lynda Obst is producing the film and it will be
released by New Line Cinema.
Mann recently starred in Judd Apatow's
acclaimed film Knocked Up, opposite Seth Rogen
and Paul Rudd. Her performance in the film garnered
her rave reviews as well as a Best Supporting Actress
nomination from the Chicago Film Critics
Association. Knocked Up grossed more than $300
million worldwide and won the People's Choice
Award for Favorite Movie Comedy. It was also nominated
for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy
Movie and was named one of AFI's top-10 films of
Mann is also well known for roles in Drillbit
Taylor, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Big Daddy and The
Cable Guy. Her other film credits include Stealing
Harvard, Orange County, Timecode, George of the
Jungle and She's the One.
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