Zoe Kazan to Star in THE PRETTY ONE


Deadline.com reports that Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson will star in the upcoming film THE PRETTY ONE. Production on the project is expected to begin on June 1 in Los Angeles. The script, by the film's director Jenee LaMarque, made the 2011 Black List and was a finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship and Zoetrope screenplay contest.

THE PRETTY ONE is described as "an offbeat comedy about an awkward but loveable young woman who is mistaken for her dead “perfect” identical twin, and seizes the chance to masquerade as her sister. But when she falls in love with her twin’s eccentric next door neighbor, she finds herself wanting to live her own imperfect life, and have the truth come out." 

Kazan made her New York stage debut in the Off-Broadway revival of 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'. Other Off-Broadway work includes Things We Want, and 100 Saints You Should Know, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress.

The actress made her Broadway debut in a revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba. Following that role, she was named the recipient of the 2008 Derwent Award. She returned to Broadway in the New York adaptation of the London hit The Seagull. Also a playwright, Zoe's family drama, Absalom, was produced at the 2009 Humana Festival at the Actor's Theater of Louisville. A second play, 'We Live Here' was commissioned by the Manhattan Theater Club where it played last year. Her film work includes  "Revolutionary Road," "It's Complicated," "In the Valley of Elah," and "Me and Orson Welles.