'True Blood' actress gets 'Someday This Pain'

Deborah Ann Woll joins Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden

Deborah Ann Woll, one of the key players in HBO's "True Blood," is joining the ensemble drama "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You."

The drama tells the tale of an isolated young adult who must contend with his dysfunctional family the summer before he heads to college.

Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu and Stephen Lang are already on board.

Woll plays the sister of the young adult (Toby Regbo), who is dating a married professor and writing her memoirs, hoping to cash in on the youthful memoirs craze.

Roberto Faenza is directing the pic, which adapts the novel by Peter Cameron and shoots next month in New York. John Heyman of World Prods. and Elda Ferri of Jean Viggo Italia are producing.

The heat generated from "True Blood" has opened doors for many of the cast. Alexander Skarsgard is a couple of weeks away from shooting "Battleship," while Stephen Moyer is starring in a feature version of 1960s TV series "The Big Valley."

On her end, Woll began booking roles the day after she wrapped shooting the third season. She nabbed "Catch .44," a crime drama with Bruce Willis and Malin Akerman, then moved straight into "Seven Days in Utopia," a sports drama with Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo.

Woll is repped by Paradigm and Marshak/Zachary.
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