MAMMA MIA! Star Seyfried is Wilde's 'A Woman of No Importance'
ComingSoon.net is reporting that Mamma Mia! The Movie lead Amanda Seyfried will star in Myriad Pictures' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy A Woman of No Importance opposite Annette Bening and Sean Bean.
Seyfried will play an American who finds herself falling in love with the womanizing Lord Illingworth (Bean) in the English countryside until his mother (Bening) throws a wrench in his plans.
Donald Zuckerman will produce and Bruce Beresford will be directing from a script by Howard Himelstein.
Seyfried is known for playing the role of ditzy Karen Smith in Mean Girls, Seyfried's other film credits include Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Alpha Dog, American Gun and Nine Lives. Her TV credits include "Veronica Mars," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Big Love," on which she plays Sarah Henrickson.
An unprecedented worldwide box office phenomenon, Mamma Mia! The Movie has already been proclaimed the fastest selling DVD of all time in the U.K. after first-day sales reached 1.6 million units, surpassing the previous decade-long record holder Titanic on November 24, 2008 by over a half-million units, or 50 percent of total sales.
The Abba stage hit big screen transfer is now the first DVD to sell more than 5 million copies placing it in one in four UK households. Its closest rival was The Dark Knight with 1.5 million sold. The previous top seller was Pirates of the Caribbean.