OKC native Olivia Munn to star in rom-com 'Love, Wedding, Repeat' and thriller 'The Gateway'
Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is continuing to make eclectic and interesting choices in her movie career.
Munn (HBO’s "The Newsroom," "X-Men: Apocalypse, "Office Christmas Party") has been cast as the female lead in writer/director Dean Craig's romantic comedy "Love, Wedding, Repeat," according to Deadline Hollywood. She also has been tapped to play the female lead in a thrilling social drama called "The Gateway."
"Love, Wedding, Repeat" centers on Jack (Sam Claflin, "Me Before You," "The Hunger Games") who finds himself juggling brotherly duties to ensure his sister Hayley (Eleanor Tomlinson, "Jack the Giant Slayer," BBC's "Poldark") has the wedding of her dreams while unexpectedly being reunited with Dina (Munn), the woman he fell in love with - and lost- two years ago. But when fate lends a hand and the table seating is rearranged, one small change drastically alters destiny and leads to disastrous and hilarious consequences.
Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales. An English language remake of the French wedding comedy "Plan de Table," the rom-com is a U.K. and Italian co-production that begins production on location in Rome on May 6.
Craig also is the co-creator of Audience Network’s half hour comedy series "Hit the Road" and wrote the 2007 Frank Oz comedy "Death at a Funeral."
Munn's other new project, "The Gateway," is billed as a thrilling social drama that touches on family and the American prison system, according to Deadline. Emmy Award nominee Michele Civetta ("The Executrix," "Premonitions") is attached to direct, and the cast also includes two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern ("The Hateful Eight"), Shea Whigham ("American Hustle") and Zach Avery ("The White Crow").
Andrew Levitas is producing under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel. The neo-noir thriller follows Parker (Whigham), a downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, assigned to the care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia (Munn). When husband Mike (Avery) is released early from prison and sweeps his family back into a world of crime after a failed drug bust, Parker intervenes, blurring the lines between professional obligations and personal desires. Outmatched and outgunned, Parker must turn to the father (Dern) who abandoned him as a child to seek redemption and to help protect the only family he’s ever known.
Munn recently starred in the cinematic reboot of "The Predator." This summer, she will be seen in Starz series "The Rook," and you can check out that intriguing trailer here: