Deschanel says 'Yes' to female lead


Zooey Deschanel is starring opposite Jim Carrey in "Yes Man" for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Peyton Reed is directing, with David Heyman and Richard Zanuck producing.

Based on British author Danny Wallace's memoir, the story centers on a man (Carrey) who decides to change his life by saying yes to everything that comes his way, leading him on a series of unexpected comedic adventures that turn his life upside down.

Deschanel plays the romantic female lead, a woman Carrey meets on his journeys.

Bradley Cooper already has been cast as Carrey's best friend.

Deschanel recently wrapped shooting M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening," in which she stars opposite Mark Wahlberg. She next appears on the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Tin Man." Her credits include "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Surf's Up" and "Bridge to Terabithia."

Deschanel is repped by CAA, Seven Summits Pictures & Management and Steve Warren.