She’s made a name for herself as the skimpy-dress-wearing ‘blonde one’ in
Now, young up-and-comer Blake Lively has officially landed the much-desired role of Carol Ferris in Martin Campbell’s live action version of
Beating off competition from
four other (big name) actresses
, Lively will play opposite Ryan Reynolds as the Buff One’s love interest. And not a second too soon, as shooting begins mid-March, with a June 2011 release date.
, Lively “impressed the studio and filmmakers with her audition”. We can only assume that her drama chops, honed in both her TV and film work, caught their attention, as well as her other impressive, um, assets.
Lively has previously tested the big screen with a role in the two
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
films, and played a young Robin Wright Penn in 2009’s
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
. You can also see her in Ben Affleck’s new flick,
, set for release later this year.
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