The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa.
The Parks and Recreation star will star opposite Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in the film about an uptight twenty-something (Efron) who embarks on a road trip before his wedding to bond with his recently widowed grandfather (De Niro) only to find that his grandpa is a foul-mouthed lunatic on a mission to get laid during Spring Break.
Plaza will portray Lenore, a savvy, beguiling party girl looking for fun on Spring Break.
Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show) is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips.
Lionsgate has already slated the film for an August 12, 2016 release.
Plaza returns to NBC television this month for the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. Her film credits include Safety Not Guaranteed, The To Do List, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Funny People, and Damsels In Distress.
She next appears in Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle and in A Driftless Area with John Hawkes. She also stars with Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer in Jamie Babbit’s indie comedy Fresno.
The 29-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian and Parks and Recreation star has joined the cast of The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes and Frank Langella.
The film centers on the young love between a bartender and a mysterious woman. Their relationship is threatened after the bartender, Pierre, gets mixed up with a dangerous crook and his bag of stolen cash.
The Driftless Area, an adaptation of Tom Drury‘s novel of the same name, is currently shooting in Vancouver.
Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury, is directing.
Prepare to see a different side of Aubrey Plaza in CBS Films’ The To Do List.
The redband trailer has arrived for the 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and Parks and Recreation star’s latest film, complete with raunchy jokes and sight gags.
In the film, Plaza’s character Brandy was her class valedictorian but managed to finish high school with her virginity intact. One raucous graduation party later, she decides to remedy the situation before starting college in the fall.
Watch for Brandy stumbling over her unfamiliarity with certain terms of, er, endearment.
Director Maggie Carey’s 1993-set comedy boasts the tagline, “From straight A’s to her first F.”
The film, which co-stars Bill Hader, Alia Shawkar and Johnny Simmons, opens July 26.
The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has announced that the 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian and Parks and Recreation star will receive the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award at this year’s CinemaCon.
The awards dinner will take place April 15-18 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Others to be honored include: Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cinema Icon Award — Morgan Freeman, Male Star of Tomorrow — Armie Hammer, Female Star of Tomorrow — Hailee Steinfeld, Award of Excellence in Acting — Elizabeth Banks, Comedy Duo of the Year — Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, Lifetime Achievement Award — Harrison Ford, Male Star of the Year — Chris Pine and Female Star of the Year — Melissa McCarthy.
There’s no denying Aubrey Plaza is a complex woman… But she’s also a silly (string) girl, too.
The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian graces the cover of Complexmagazine’s April/May issue, complete with colorful silly string and a headline that proclaims her a “Funny Girl.”
Here’s what the Parks and Recreation actress had to say in the magazine:
On wanting to be an actress: “I always knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to be both a comedian and an actor. I got really into Saturday Night Live. I became obsessed with the idea of being on that show. I started doing improv. I always had a goal. It was always me saying, ‘I know what I want to do and I want to do it now!’”
On what she’s learned from Parks and Recreation: “It’s taught me everything. The biggest thing is gaining experience from doing it every day, so getting to work on the show for so many years has been the best thing for me. And it’s nice that the character I play on that show is pretty close to home. It feels like a part of me, something I’ve created. When I do movies or other projects I can say I want to do something different.”
On her character in The To Do List: “Yeah, The To Do List is gonna be fun because I’m not sarcastic, depressed, or weird in it. I’m a type-A, almost obnoxious kind of girl. I wanted to do something where I’m not the weirdo who’s in the back of the classroom for a change. I want to be the girl who’s in the front of the classroom raising her hand.”
The April/May issue of Complex is out on newsstands now.