Raphael Joins Ramis’ Year One

Actress-screenwriter June Diane Raphael is in final negotiations to play Jack Black’s love interest in Harold Ramis’ biblical comedy “Year One” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Raphael will play Maya, a woman who becomes romantically involved with Zed (Black) and another man in her village. “Superbad” leads Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse also star in the ensemble comedy.

Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple also are in final negotiations for the film, written by Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.

Principal photography is set to begin in January for the project which Judd Apatow will produce.