Patrick Duffy ought to be in pictures

Veteran actor to make his studio feature debut

Patrick Duffy is making his studio feature debut in "You Again," a Disney comedy being directed by Andy Fickman. Jimmy Wolk also has come aboard.

The actors join Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Odette Yustman, among others, in a story that centers on a woman (Bell) who finds out that her brother is planning to marry the girl (Yustman) who made her high school years a living hell. She tries to convince him that his fiancee is not the nice girl she pretends to be.

Duffy will play a former high school crush of both Weaver and Curtis.

Despite gaining huge recognition in TV thanks to his starring role in primetime soap "Dallas," Duffy never made the transition to movies. (One reason was back then, series shot 30-35 episodes a season.) He starred in several TV movies, toplined the sitcom "Step by Step" with Suzanne Somers in the 1990s and recently has appeared in daytime serial "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Duffy's break was meeting Fickman at a Father's Day function -- the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tribute to television dads. Soon after, Fickman offered the actor, repped by Pakula/King & Associates, the part.

Wolk is playing the brother about to get married. The feature is a step up for the actor, who has appeared in CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Front of the Class" and the Disney/ABC pilot "Solving Charlie." Wolk is repped by WME Greenlight Management.
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