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Chelsea Handler in talks to play Victoria Justice's mother in teen comedy 'Fun Size'?

06/15/2011 by Staff

Chelsea Handler is reportedly in talks to join the cast of the teen comedy "Fun Size" with Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Handler, 36, is set to play the mother of Justice's character. In the film a teenage girl (Justice) is forced to take her younger brother trick-or-treating but loses him in the process.

Justice, 18, is the star of the TV series "Victorious" and has also had roles on "Zoey 101" and "Spectacular!" The film will be the directorial debut of "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz, the industry paper reports.

Handler is currently promoting her fourth book, "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me" which is a compilation of stories written by her "victims" about the notorious prankster's various "lies."

"Lies" follows Handler's other best-selling books, "My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands," "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" and "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang." Last year, Handler's first three books occupied the top three positions on the New York Times best-seller list for a period of time.

Her memoir "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" was optioned into a TV series starring "That 70's Show" actress Laura Prepon as "Chelsea Hanson" and Handler will play her older sister "Sloane Hanson." The show is set to air on NBC in the fall.

Handler began her career as a comedian, appearing regularly on the series "Girls Behaving Badly." In 2007, E! picked up "Chelsea Lately," which has averaged over half a million viewers since its premiere. Her spin-off show, "After Lately," which shows the cast of comedians and writers behind the scenes, was recently renewed for a second season.

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