Written by David Morgan
Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel is set to play the female lead opposite Will Ferrell in Land of the Lost, an "adventure fantasy" film from Universal. Brad Silberling (10 Items or Less, Lemony Snicket's) is directing from a pre-strike screenplay written by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas.
Land of the Lost is a feature adaptation of the live action children's show created by Sid and Marty Krofft in the 1970s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Friel will play the love interest of Ferrell's character, "a disgraced paleontologist who finds himself in a strange prehistoric world." The Kroffts are producing with Jimmy Miller. Principal photography is expected to begin next month.