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Handfuls Striving to Be a "Star"

July 23, 2007 (8:47 am) GMT
Vivica A. Fox, Cheri Oteri, and Steve Guttenberg are among the names tapped to join Jessica Simpson in "Major Movie Star."

As filming has already begun on 's new vehicle "", a number of acting talents have reportedly been picked up to accompany the pop sensation in the cast of the comedy apart from the previously-announced Jill Marie Jones.

On the female side, names hired include , Cheri Oteri, Olesya Rulin, Keiko Agena, and Aimee Garcia while , Ryan Sypek, and Gary Grubbs are rounding out the male cast.

Fox is learned to portray an intimidating training officer named Sgt. Louisa Morley who goes hard on Simpson's character Megan with Oteri playing Pvt. Jeter, the most gung-ho recruit on the base and Megan's arch-nemesis and Rulin, Agena, plus Garcia all becoming Megan's fellow reservists. Meanwhile, Guttenberg, Grubbs, and Sypek will act as the star's controlling agent Sidney Green, Gen. Greer, and Sgt. Mills Evans, the handsome officer Megan falls for, respectively.

"Texas Rangers" helmer Steve Miner is directing from script by April Blair and Holly Sorensen which recently received revisions from Oteri with Bill Gerber, Joe Simpson, Randall Emmett, and Denise Di Novi all producing. Serving as the executive producers are Avi Lerner, Michael P. Flannigan, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, and Joe Gatta.

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