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Jenna Fischer Headlining New Romantic Comedy The Giant Mechanical Man

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Jenna Fischer Headlining New Romantic Comedy The Giant Mechanical Man

Jenna Fischer is taking the leap from NBC’s hit comedy series ‘The Office’ to the new romantic comedy film ‘The Giant Mechanical Man’. After appearing in supporting roles in such movies as ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’ and ‘Blades of Glory,’ Fischer decided to take on a leading actress role in the independent film. Her character attracts two romantic interests who are completely different from each other.

The actress will star as a soft-spoken zoo keeper who becomes interested in Chris Messina’s character, a misunderstood street performer. However, Malin Akerman, who portrays Fischer’s sister, persuades her to also date an arrogant motivational speaker, played by Topher Grace. The former ‘That ’70’s Show’ star will be playing against type, as he usually plays the sensitive, misunderstood male protagonist who always wins the girl in the end.

Fischer’s husband, Lee Kirk, who wrote the movie’s screenplay, is also directing the film. Fischer and Molly Hassell are producing the movie. Production is expected to begin later this month in Detroit.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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