Posted: 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
By Nicole Pomarico
Blair Waldorf would be so proud.
Former Gossip GirlLeighton Meester has signed on to join the cast of “Of Mice and Men” this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leighton will be in pretty awesome company — it’s already been announced that James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will be starring in the production, too.
Wait, Leighton Meester and James Franco on the same stage? Where do we get tickets?
Leighton will be playing Curley’s wife — a gorgeous, flirty lady who wishes she could be a movie star. We already know Leighton’s going to knock this one out of the park.
This production of “Of Mice and Men” is a pretty big deal on its own — directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, it’s the first time it’s been seen on Broadway in over 40 years. But no pressure or anything, guys!
2013 has been huge for Leighton so far. Not only is she starring in her first Broadway show, but she’s also got a wedding to plan! We are still excited about her engagement to Adam Brody, albeit a little jealous that we don’t get to marry him ourselves.
Want to catch Leighton in her Broadway debut? The show begins previews March 19 at the Longacre Theater and officially opens April 16, running until July 27.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter