Michelle Williams to star opposite Amy Schumer in new comedy


Michelle Williams has joined Amy Schumer’s latest vehicle I Feel Pretty.

The four-time Oscar nominee is best known for her dramatic roles, but is teaming with funny woman Schumer on Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein’s new comedy, reports Deadline.

Williams will play cosmetics company boss Avery LeClaire, who starts to take more notice of her employee Renee Bennett, played by Schumer, after a knock on Renee’s head fills her with a newfound confidence.

Renee believes a spell has made her beautiful, but in reality, she still looks the same to everyone around her.

However, her belief that she is now pretty helps propel her career, and after finally realizing nothing has changed with her looks, Renee learns that beauty is not skin deep.

Production begins in July in Boston, and marks Kohn and Silverstein’s directing debut. The pair have also penned the script, and are behind comedies How to Be Single and He’s Just Not That Into You.

STXfilms acquired the U.S. rights to the film at the Cannes Film Festival last week (ends28May17), shelling out $15 million (£11.6 million).

Trainwreck star Schumer is shrugging off the recently panned Snatched, co-starring Goldie Hawn, which fared moderately well at the box office but was received badly by critics and moviegoers alike.
She’s also currently working on comedy drama She Came to Me, opposite Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell, and drama Thank You for Your Service, which hits cinemas in October.

Meanwhile, Williams is busy with The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World and Janis Joplin biopic Janis, where she stars as the late musician.

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