Miller gets bossy with 'Blonde' role


Penelope Ann Miller has joined the cast of "Blonde Ambition," a loose remake of the 1988 film "Working Girl" that is being directed by Scott Marshall and stars Jessica Simpson.

Also cast in the film are Luke Wilson, Andy Dick, Rachael Leigh Cook and Jamie Kennedy.

Miller will play the conniving boss of Simpson's character, who is making her way through the corporate world.

Nu Image is producing. Sony Pictures is in talks to distribute the film, though whether it is theatrical or direct-to-DVD has yet to be determined.

Miller next stars opposite Chevy Chase and Armand Assante in ThinkFilm's slapstick comedy "Funny Money," which is set to be released Jan. 19, and she next appears in Columbia Pictures' psychological thriller "The Messengers," opposite Dylan McDermott. Her credits include "Carlito's Way" and "Kindergarten Cop."

Miller is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment.