‘The League’s’ Katie Aselton to Star in Ed Helms, Owen Wilson Comedy ‘Bastards’ (Exclusive)

She recently appeared in Joel Edgerton’s “The Gift” and will soon be seen in Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees”

Last Updated: October 7, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

“The League” star Katie Aselton is in final negotiations for the female lead alongside Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in Alcon Entertainment’s comedy “Bastards,” TheWrap has learned.

“Bastards” follows two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Ving Rhames co-star alongside comedian Katt Williams and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

“Bastards” is the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Larry Sher (“The Hangover” films). Alcon is financing “Bastards” and producing with Montecito Picture Company, whose Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell will produce along with Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Chris Fenton and Chris Coles are executive producing. Justin Malen (“Bad Teacher 2”) wrote the screenplay. The film will be released by Warner Bros. via Alcon’s output deal.

Aselton, who plays superior fantasy football player Jenny on FXX’s “The League,” recently co-starred in Joel Edgerton‘s acclaimed thriller “The Gift” and will soon be seen opposite Matthew McConaughey in Gus Van Sant‘s drama “Sea of Trees.” Aselton is also an accomplished director whose credits include the comedy “The Freebie” and thriller “Black Rock.”

Aselton is represented by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Warren Dern.