I just love Jane Lynch. She might appear in pretty much anything, good or bad, but she's also a complete scene stealer. She's one of Christopher Guest's irresistible improv actors. She's had great bits in never-seen comedies like Bam Bam and Celeste as well as huge blockbusters like The 40 Year Old Virgin. And heck, she makes throwing balls at a felt female reproductive system seem natural on The L Word.

Variety reports that she's been cast as Julia Child's sister in Nora Ephron's upcoming flick Julie & Julia. First I had to wrap my head around the thought of Meryl Streep as Julia Child. I just can't imagine anyone pulling her off without it seeming like a caricature. And then they had to go and throw the Tooch into the mix as Paul Child. And now Lynch as her sister? My god, this is one irresistible cinematic family.

The film follows Julie (Amy Adams), a secretary aiming to cook all of the recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and also shows bits of Child's life in Paris during the '40s and '50s. Now I've just got to find a theater that allows alcohol, or brown bag it, because really, you can't watch Julia without a good vino.
categories Cinematical