But so far in its third season, the real standout has been Gillian Jacobs, who plays inept would-be-do-gooder Britta, and studio casting directors are starting to take notice. She was in the running to play the female lead opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in "The Dictator," will be seen very soon opposite Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in "Seeking a Friend at the End of the World," and according to The Hollywood Reporter, will soon be reuniting with Carell in the comedy "Burt Wonderstone."
The film stars Carell as a Vegas magician who is deseated by a cooler rival (Jim Carrey) and has to fight his way back to the top, and has a strong supporting cast in place, including Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Steve Buscemi and Brad Garrett, with "30 Rock" veteran Don Scardino at the helm. Shooting has been underway for a little while, but Jacobs is a late addition to the cast as a woman who sleeps with Carell after one of his shows.
With a script polish from Jason Reitman, we're feeling much more positive about this than your usual A-list comedy, and Jacobs is yet another funny person to join the cast. Let's just hope the heat on her, and her castmates, convince NBC to give the show one more shot. New Line haven't yet set a release date for the project, but we'd expect it to be sometime next year.