Janney at the double for new comedies
The Hollywood Reporter says the actress, who is perhaps best known as White House press secretary CJ Cregg in The West Wing, has signed on for British director Sam Mendes' "tentatively-titled" This Must Be The Place, as well as Eddie Murphy's new vehicle A Thousands Words.
It will be the second time Janney has worked with Mendes, after she appeared as the distant, downtrodden suburbanite Barbara Fitts in his 1999 hit American Beauty.
In the director's new film, she plays a "loud, brassy and decidedly un-PC" woman who accompanies an expectant mother (Maya Rudolph) and her husband (Dreamgirls' John Krasinski) on a cross-country search for the perfect place to raise a child.
Little Miss Sunshine and Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette, plus Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines are set to tag along.
Meanwhile, in A Thousand Words, Janney will play the money-grabbing boss of a man (Murphy) who finds he has only a thousand words left to say before he dies.
On top of all this, Janney - who has also appeared in Ten Things I Hate About You and The West Wing follow-up Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip - will be taking a role in Dolly Parton's Broadway adaptation of 1980 office comedy Nine To Five.
Titles related to this article