Punch joins Hudson in Earthbound
Lucy Punch has signed up to star alongside Kate Hudson in her new movie Earthbound.
The British actress - who has starred in ITV's Doc Martin and US TV show The Class, as well as Brit flicks Hot Fuzz and St Trinian's - will play Kate's character's best friend and colleague at an advertising agency in the 'high-concept comedy drama', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Earthbound stars Kate as a woman who learns she has cancer just before she gets a new man in her life - played by Gael Garcia Bernal - and relies on her friend to help coax her through it.
The Woodsman's Nicole Kassell is to direct the movie which begins shooting later this month in Louisiana.
Lucy will next be seen on the big screen in new comedy Dinner For Schmucks, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, and will also be seen in Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.