Four join 'Proposal'


Malin Akerman, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson and Aasif Mandvi have joined the cast of Touchstone's romantic comedy "The Proposal."

Disney is distributing the film that stars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Anne Fletcher directs from a script by Peter Chiarelli. The story centers on a publishing executive (Bullock) who forces her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her so she can avoid deportation to Canada.

Mandeville's David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing; Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producing.

Production is slated to begin this month.

Akerman ("27 Dresses") is repped by Endeavor and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management. Steenburgen ("The Brave One") is repped by Gersh and Management 360. Nelson ("Blades of Glory") is repped by Paradigm and Forward Entertainment. Mandvi ("Music & Lyrics") is repped by Leading Artists in New York and Silver Massetti & Szatmary in Los Angeles.