Get ready to start seeing the name Betty Gilpin more and more. Primarily known for her work on the small screen, including the upcoming Netflix series Glow, she has been tapped for a supporting role in the upcoming comedy ISN’T IT ROMANTIC from New Line, alongside Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, and Adam Devine, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Priyanka Chopra is also on board.
The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and based on an original script by Erin Cardillo, follows Natalie (Wilson), a young woman who doesn’t believe in love when she suddenly finds herself in an alternate universe that’s a romantic comedy. Gilpin will play Whitney, Natalie’s assistant and best friend, who just so happens to be Natalie’s mortal enemy in the bizarre universe.
Dana Fox and Katie Silberman are currently rewriting the project, which Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, Jeremy Stein, and Gina Matthews are producing. The film is set for a February 14, 2019 release. Deadline first broke the casting.
Gilpin first came onto my radar with her brief arc on Elementary as Fiona, a love interest for Sherlock Holmes. She was immediately striking in the role and I wanted much more than we ended up getting. Color me surprised, then, when she showed up in the final season of Masters of Sex in a truly excellent role in an otherwise mediocre season and then, yet again, as Audrey in American Gods. Each subsequent time I saw her it struck me how much I enjoyed watching her in whatever role she was in, throwing herself into them with abandon. I have been eager to see where her career would lead to — now, she’s co-starring in a brand new Netflix original series, Glow, and has landed this movie, which will hopefully put her onto the map in even bigger ways.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor