Jessica Williams and Chris O’Dowd Are Starring in a Movie Together
Daily Show alum Jessica Williams just landed a starring movie role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams has signed on to star alongside Chris O’Dowd in a film by Jim Strouse, who worked with Williams on last year’s film People Places Things. Williams will play Jessica, “an aspiring playwright who is recovering from a recent breakup and meets the newly divorced Boone (O’Dowd). The two figure out a way to make it through the tough times — and, in the meantime, realize they like each other.” Atlanta’s Lakeith Stanfield will play Jessica’s ex and Noël Wells will play her best friend in the film, which is currently shooting in New York. In addition to starring in the film, Williams is also credited as an executive producer.