Michelle Williams has just landed a role in the Amy Schumer-led comedy I Feel Pretty. She will play Avery LeClaire, Schumer’s boss in a cosmetics company.
In I Feel Pretty, Renee Bennett (Schumer) knows what it’s like to be average in a world of the genetically blessed. After falling off an exercise bike and banging her head, she believes a spell has suddenly made her gorgeous. Except to everyone else, she looks exactly the same. Renee’s new confidence suddenly sees her climbing the ranks at the cosmetics company she works for, getting the respect of her idol and boss, Avery LeClaire (Williams). Ultimately Renee realizes ‘the spell’ has lifted, but through the process learns true beauty is not skin deep.
I Feel Pretty marks the directorial debut of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who have also written the script. The film begins production in July in Boston. A release date is yet to be announced.