Gossip Girls' Leighton Meester is set to appear in Life Partners, a new independent comedy.
The film is the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel and was co-written with Joni Lefkowitz. Leighton will be playing a "lesbian slacker" named Sasha.
The plot according to the film's official Facebook page:
The comedy is about a codependent friendship between two very different girls - type-A Paige (Gillian Jacobs) and lesbian slacker Sasha (Leighton Meester) - who have made a pact. Paige has vowed that she won't get married until Sasha has the same legal right. All is fine until Paige meets Tim (Brody), a young and charming doctor- and as this relationship heats up, Paige and Sasha have to learn how to work Tim into their friendship. As a crucial vote on gay marriage approaches, the threesome struggle with the issues of love, friendship, and loyalty.
The O.C.'s Adam Brody
Community's Gillian Jacobs
SNL's Kate McKinnon
And Precious star Gabourey Sidibe
According to AfterEllen, initially Kristen Bell was chosen for the role of Sasha.
But now the cast has been officially set and filming has begun:
Judging from the candid on set photos alone, this movie will be epic: