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Kim Kardashian Will Be Jurnee Smollett's BF In Tyler Perry’s "Marriage Counselor" (+ Lance Gross?)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 22, 2011 at 2:35AM

Oh man... From Deadline:
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Oh man... From Deadline:

In what amounts to her most substantial acting role so far, Kim Kardashian has signed on to costar in The Marriage Counselor, the Lionsgate film Tyler Perry will next direct, based on his stage play. Shooting begins October 26 in Atlanta. The film tells the story of Judith, an Ivy League-educated relationship expert who makes her living dispensing marital advice, but is so bored with her own marriage that she breaks her professional code and cheats with a smooth talking client only to realize she has made a huge mistake.

As already announced a day or 2 ago, Jurnee Smollett will star as said marriage counselor Judith. Kardashian will play "Ava," a friend and co-worker of Judith's, who "gives her a big city makeover and new confidence, while she herself also struggles with personal issues.

So she's (Kim's) actually playing the BBF role here, minus the first "B."

I'm curious as to who initiated this. Did Tyler call her up and offer her the part, or was Kim the aggressor?

Anywho... no word yet on what fellow will play the "smooth talking client" who has an affair with Smollett's Judith.

UPDATE: Just minutes ago, Lance Gross retweeted Kim Kardashian's tweet announcing that she's been cast in the movie, and he added the following in response to Kim: "See u on set soon:)"

So... from that last sentence, are we to then assume that Lance is also going to be in the movie, even though there's been no official announcement yet, potentially answering my question, 2 sentences above, asking what fellow will play the "smooth talking client" Smollett's character has an affair with?

Stay tuned :)

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