Remember Patrick Duffy? He spent 13 years as Bobby Ewing on Dallas (plus a few extra stints through the years). Then there was Step by Step, the goofy Suzanne Somers sitcom. After that, you wouldn't have seen much of him unless you're a Bold and the Beautiful fan. But now he's hitting the big screen. For the first time. At the age of 60.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that he's grabbed a part in You Again, the Disney comedy I mentioned back in April. Kristen Bell stars as a woman who finds out that her brother (Jimmy Wolk) is about to marry the girl (Odette Yustman) who made her time in high school a living hell. So she tries to convince her beloved brother that his fiancee isn't the nice girl he thinks she is. Duffy will play the former high school crush of the woman's rich Aunt Ramona (Sigourney Weaver) and her mom (Jamie Lee Curtis). How's that for a trio of '80s names?

I'm not sure how this whole triangle is going to come together in the film about someone else entirely, but I think it's just really great to see Duffy getting some big-screen work after all these years. If he starts a new trend for ol' television stars, who do you want to see next?

And, as an extra bonus, hit the jump to see "Patrick Duffy & The Crab: The Crab Dares Patrick To Eat a Dime."
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