Natasha Lyonne and Others Join ‘Imogen’

Natasha LyonneImogen, the flavor of the air swells with bewitching honey every time I get to report on your comic splendor. Natasha Lyonne is in the game now! Natasha Lyonne, you’ll recall, played Jessica, Tara Reid’s confidante in the first two American Pie movies, as well as the lead, a confused young lesbian sent to “straight camp” by intolerant parents, in But I’m a Cheerleader. But more important than any of that—than pretty much anything at all, as a matter of fact, is Imogen. Lyonne will be joining the holy grounds of Kristen Wiig’s passion project about a writer’s feigned suicide attempt concocted to win the heart of a young man, which leads to her being placed under the care of her overbearing mother.

Natasha Lyonne will enjoy her own love story beside Wiig’s in the film. Lyonne will play a Jersey Shore boardwalk employee, sought by a character to be played by Christopher Fitzgerald (Boiler Room). In addition to Lyonne and Fitzgerald, June Diane Raphael (Going the Distance) is joining the film as a yet undisclosed character. The vigor is palpable.

In addition to this brainsplosively glorious news, Lyonne will be rejoining her old classmates in American Reunion, which, and don’t you dare judge me, I will see. In theaters. As soon as it opens.

Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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