Selma Blair Joins US Kath & Kim

NBC is in negotiations with Selma Blair (“Hellboy,” “Cruel Intentions”) to star opposite Molly Shannon in its comedy pilot “Kath and Kim”, a US remake of the award-winning Australian comedy series of the same name.

The original show, which has grown to become an international pop culture phenomenon, follows the day-to-day suburban life of Kath Day-Knight and her only daughter Kimberly Craig née Day (Gina Riley) of Fountain Lakes, Victoria.

The comedy played up the dysfunctional mother and daughter dynamic and the stereotypes of middle-income suburbanites and went onto success in the US on the Sundance Channel.

Blair would play the self-absorbed and ever-complaining Kim opposite Shannon as Kath. Michelle Nader, who wrote the most recent pilot script, is executive producing.