Nelson, Miller have 'Ambition'

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Willie Nelson and Larry Miller have joined the cast of "Blonde Ambition," Nu Image/Millennium Films' loose remake of the 1988 film "Working Girl." Jessica Simpson is starring, with Scott Marshall directing.

The story follows a young woman (Simpson) who becomes the unwitting pawn of two ruthless business executives in their bid to usurp and replace the head of an international conglomerate. Nelson is playing Simpson's grandfather, and Miller is the CEO.

The casting reunites country legend Nelson with Simpson, with whom he worked on her feature debut, "The Dukes of Hazzard." Miller, meanwhile, worked with Marshall on "Keeping Up With the Steins."

Also cast in the film are Luke Wilson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Andy Dick and Penelope Ann Miller.

Producing are Joe Simpson, Richard Salvatore, David Ornston and Lati Grobman. Executive producing are Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, John Thompson and Michael P. Flannigan.

The script was written by Matt Flanagan, Dave McHugh, Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin.

The movie is shooting in New York and Shreveport, La. Sony Entertainment will release the film theatrically.

Nelson is repped by WMA. Miller is repped by Gersh and the Firm.
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