Chelsea Peretti will star in the comedy feature “Spinster,” Sea Green Pictures Inc. announced on Tuesday.
Peretti has starred on the police comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Gina Linetti since 2013. The series was recently picked up for a sixth season by NBC one day after it was cancelled by Fox, following an outpouring of fan support. She has also appeared in “Game Night” opposite Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, and has a Netflix stand-up special “One of the Greats.”
In “Spinster,” which is currently in production, Peretti plays the role of Gaby, a woman who faces her fear of becoming a lonely spinster after being dumped on her 39th birthday.
The project is helmed by Emmy-awarding winning director Andrea Dorfman, and produced by Marc Tetreault from Shut Up & Colour Pictures, Jay Dahl from Black Dog Films, and Bill Niven from Idlewild Films. The original screenplay was written by Jennifer Deyell, whose past credits include “Love That Boy” and “The Resurrection of Tony Gitone.”
Dahl praised Peretti’s work in her role on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in Tuesday’s announcement: “Chelsea was one of the standouts of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She would come into a scene and own it with just one line. It’s all in her delivery.”
Tetrault added that he and his team are excited to work with Peretti in the film. “We’re happy to have Chelsea onboard. Her energy and wit will make the main character someone you want to root for.”
Peretti is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.