Patti Harrison joins ensemble roster of Paramount’s The Lost City of D
Just a month after the studio set a 2022 release date for the Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock-starring adventure rom-com, Paramount Pictures has expanded the ensemble roster for The Lost City of D with the addition of Shrill alum Patti Harrison, according to Variety. While the writer/comedian/actress joins the film in a key role, the specifics of her character are currently being kept under wraps by the studio.
The Lost City of D follows a reclusive romance novelist (Bullock) who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum), until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.
The film will be directed by Adam and Aaron Nee from a screenplay written by Dana Fox (How to be Single), based off a treatment by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses). On top of starring Bullock is also serving as a producer through her Fortis Films banner. The project will also be produced by 3dot Productions’ Liza Chasin and Gordon through his Exhibit A Films.
Harrison first gained popularity with appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and would subsequently land key and supporting roles in both TV and film including Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor, formerly-TBS’ Search Party, Hulu’s soon-to-conclude Shrill and the acclaimed Sundance dramedy Together Together, in which she co-starred with Ed Helms and is scheduled for an April release by Bleecker Street.
Bullock is no stranger to the romantic comedy genre as she previously starred in 2009’s The Proposal opposite Ryan Reynolds. Her other notable film credits include Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Lake House, All About Steve, The Heat, The Blind Side, Ocean’s 8, and Bird Box. She will next be seen in David Leitch’s star-studded Bullet Train starring alongside Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga.
Tatum first gained recognition in 2006’s romantic dance drama Step Up. His film credits include G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, The Vow, Magic Mike, White House Down, The Hateful Eight, Hail Caesar!, Logan Lucky, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
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