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Connie Britton and Chris Parnell will star opposite Lindsay Lohan in “Labor Pains,” a Nu Image/Millennium comedy in which Lohan plays a woman who fakes being pregnant.
Fearing she’s about to be fired from her job at a military publisher, Lohan’s character tells her boss she’s with child; not only does she keep her job, her luck begins to turn in other areas as well.
Commercial director Laura Shapiro will helm from a script she wrote with television scribe Stacey Kramer (“Lizzie McGuire”). Overnight Films and Plum Pictures will produce the movie.
The project had originally been set up at Captiol Films, but Avi Lerner’s shingle came on board last month as the financial situation at Capitol became more dire. The movie has been granted a SAG waiver, with production scheduled to start next week in Los Angeles.
Lohan had recently withdrawn from a number of roles, including “Manson Girls” and Poor Things;” she is set to star in “Dare to Love Me,” an indie biopic about tango.
Parnell is repped by UTA; Britton is repped by William Morris.
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