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Casting Watch: Lizzy Caplan Joins Seth Rogen and James Franco for 'The Interview'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 2, 2013 at 11:33AM

Lizzy Caplan, who stars in Showtime's new fall series "Masters of Sex" alongside Michael Sheen, is in talks for the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next writing and directorial endeavor, "The Interview." Rogen and James Franco will star with Caplan (reuniting three "Freaks and Geeks" alum).
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Lizzy Caplan in "Masters of Sex"
Lizzy Caplan in "Masters of Sex"

Lizzy Caplan, who stars in Showtime's new fall series "Masters of Sex" alongside Michael Sheen, is in talks for the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next writing and directorial endeavor, "The Interview." Rogen and James Franco will star with Caplan (reuniting three "Freaks and Geeks" alum).

Rogen and Goldberg had a significant sleeper hit this past summer with apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End," which recently passed the $100 million mark. The two directed and penned that title, and it was under their Point Grey Pictures banner, as "The Interview" will be.

The duo also have animated "Sausage Party" in the works, which they're co-penning.

Caplan had a recurring role on "New Girl," and was also one of the four leads in 2012 Sundance and VOD hit "Bachelorette," with Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Rebel Wilson.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.