February 4, 2008 / 8:12 AM / 10 years ago

Friel steps in as Ferrell's "Lost" friend

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - “Land of the Lost” has landed a female lead, Anna Friel, to star opposite Will Ferrell in Brad Silberling’s adventure fantasy for Universal Pictures.

Anna Friel poses at the 12th annual GQ magazine Men of the Year party in Los Angeles December 5, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

In this feature adaptation of Sid and Marty Krofft’s 1970s live-action kids show, the “Pushing Daisies” star will play the love interest of Ferrell, a disgraced paleontologist who finds himself in a strange prehistoric world.

The Kroffts and Jimmy Miller will produce from a screenplay by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, written before the Writers Guild of America strike. Julie Wixson-Darmody is executive producer.

Friel, nominated for a Golden Globe for “Daisies,” will next appear in the soccer feature “Goal! III.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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