Tamblyn amblin' down Foote's 'Main Street'


Amber Tamblyn is in final negotiations to star in "Main Street," the Horton Foote-penned Southern drama set to start shooting next month.

Tamblyn will play the lead character in the John Doyle-directed pic, in which residents of a close-knit Southern town see their lives disrupted when a stranger arrives. The news follows word of Orlando Bloom entering negotiations to star as a small-town policeman and Andrew McCarthy being cast as a business manager.

Tamblyn has had a number of high-profile big-screen roles, including Tibby in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and a lead role opposite Michael Douglas in the upcoming noir remake "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt."

On the television side, the Endeavor-repped actress is set to topline the upcoming ABC midseason procedural "The Unusuals" and starred as the title character on CBS' supernatural drama "Joan of Arcadia."

The script is one of the last known completed works by screenwriter-playwright Foote, who died this month. (partialdiff)
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