Now that Ashley Judd graduated from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government earning a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration, what is she going to do? She'll likely keep at the political and humanitarian activities, but that doesn't mean she's ditching Hollywood for Washington. In fact, according to Variety, Judd just nabbed a new role, one in the indie caper comedy, Flypaper, which is set to shoot in Baton Rouge next week.

Judd will star opposite Patrick Dempsey in the role that once belonged to Liv Tyler. The film is about two separate teams of bank robbers who target the same establishment simultaneously. But rather than fighting each other for the loot, they wind up with a common enemy, a man played by Dempsey who's desperate to save the woman he loves, a bank teller. Tim Blake Nelson recently came aboard to play a guy named Peanut Butter, a bumbling thief who goes C4 crazy on the bank ATM.

There's really no reason to think this one will be laugh out loud funny; so far the cast doesn't include any comedic geniuses. But that all changes when you take a look at the guys behind the script, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Yes, the duo behind The Hangover. Of course they're also responsible for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and had a hand in Four Christmases, but hopefully those were all they needed to get the blunders out of their systems. Judd is getting a get-out-of-jail-free card of her own considering the most recent additions to her resume are The Tooth Fairy and Crossing Over. Odds are Dempsey's part will be the most demanding of the bunch followed by the bands of thieves, so the love interest role will be more of a visual necessity than anything. But, hey, she did just graduate from Harvard, so thumbs up to her!
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