Allison Janney has landed roles in Sam Mendes’ relationship comedy “This Must Be the Place” for Focus Features and the Eddie Murphy comedy “A Thousand Words” for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.
In ‘Place’, Janney plays a loud, brassy, decidedly un-PC woman who admittedly has a few screws loose.
She reunites with a former employee in Phoenix, where the expectant mother/employee (Maya Rudolph) begins a tour of the country with her husband (John Krasinski) to find the best place to raise their child.
Toni Collette and Cheryl Hines also star. Shooting kicks off shortly in Los Angeles.
Brian Robbins directs “Words” in which Janney plays Murphy’s boss, a savvy, money-grubbing head of a literary agency.
Murphy plays a man who discovers he only has a thousand words left to say before he dies. Shooting will take place in Arizona.