Applegate Turns Rainn Rocker

Christina Applegate has been cast as the female lead opposite Rainn Wilson in Fox Atomic’s music-themed comedy “The Rocker” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film centers on a failed, over-the-hill drummer (Wilson) who, 20 years after getting booted out of his now uber-famous band, gets a second chance at fame with a new act, a high school garage band headed by his nephew (Josh Gad).

Applegate plays Wilson’s love interest and the mother of the lead guitarist in the garage band.

Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Emma Stone (“Superbad”), musician-actor Teddy Geiger, Jason Sudeikis (“Saturday Night Live”), Jane Lynch (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) and Demetri Martin (“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”) also star.

Peter Cattaneo directs based on Ryan Jaffe’s script. Shooting begins June 18th in Toronto.