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Chelsea Handler Movie: 'Mall'

05/09/2011 12:28 pm 12:28:45 | Updated Jul 09, 2011

Chelsea Handler already has best-selling books and two hit TV shows, so hey, why not try to conquer movies, too?

Deadline reports that the comedian and TV host has been cast in the upcoming dark drama, "Mall," a film adaptation of the Eric Bogosian novel. She'll play a disaffected housewife as part of an ensemble cast that also features Vincent D'Onofrio of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

The synopsis, via Deadline:

The film follows the intersecting paths of five disaffected suburbanites: a stoner teen, a restless housewife (a dark role to be played by Handler), a voyeuristic businessman (D'Onofrio), a mall security guard and a trigger-happy crystal meth addict who heads to the mall looking for trouble.

It's another venture into cineplexes for Handler, who lent her voice to the animated hit "Hop," earlier this year. In 2007, she had a small part in the movie "Steam," which followed a 2006 appearance in the National Lampoon movie "Cattle Call." Handler just wrapped a role in the action-comedy "This Means War," alongside Reese Witherspoon.

"Mall," it seems, will be Handler's biggest role yet.

She also played her own big sister in a TV pilot based on her book, "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea."

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