With the whole future of the project hanging on her involvement, Malin Åkerman has agreed to star in the titular role of the ABC comedy pilot Trophy Wife.
Earlier this month, the alphabet network handed out a cast-contingent pilot order that hinged on the producers being able to land the feature film actress for the lead. Executive produced by former Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, Trophy Wife chronicles the life of a reformed party girl named Kate who suddenly becomes a wife and mother when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.
While she starred in another ABC sitcom pilot called Smart One that missed a pickup last season, the stunning blonde beauty has television comedy experience as part of the main cast of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital and HBO's The Comeback, as well as guest roles on Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.
A former model, Åkerman has starred in a variety of movies including The Heartbreak Kid, Watchmen, Couples Retreat, and Rock Of Ages. She also has a handful of films due to be released in the coming weeks and months including CBGB, The Numbers Station with John Cusack, and Stolen with Nicolas Cage.
I'll definitely give this a look, as it seems like a good role for Malin. Would you buy her as a Trophy Wife?