ByCraig Whyel, writer at
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Craig Whyel

Cecily Strong, according to Tracking, is set to co-star along with Jessica Chastain in the upcoming romantic comedy, PLUS ONE.

Strong will bring the laughs in the form of Summer, the loud and “sexually-oversharing” friend of Rachel, played by Ms. Chastain.

Word has it that Amy Schumer was originally considered to play Summer.

With a script and Cecily Strong ready, the powers that be now plan to search for a director.

PLUS ONE will be produced by The Weinstein Company along with Will Ferrell’s (and Adam McKay) “female-focused” production company, Gloria Sanchez.

A relative newcomer to show business, Cecily Strong, an Illinois native and an alumnus of California Institute of the Arts, where she earned a degree in theatre.

Twin Bed sketch.
Twin Bed sketch.

She has studied comedy at the Second City Conservancy and IO Chicago. She is also a standup comedy veteran.

She has been with SNL since 2012 and has recently been building cinematic career momentum with recent supporting appearances in the upcoming Ghostbusters and Michelle Darnell (starring Melissa McCarthy).

Cecily Strong’s film credits, to date, include Staten Island Summer and The Bronze, which starred Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory.

Hosted 2015 White House Correspondent's Dinner.
Hosted 2015 White House Correspondent's Dinner.

Look for more news on PLUS ONE next year.


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