Jumping from television to Hollywood after her stellar turn on 24: Live Another Day, Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski has joined the cast of psychological drama All I See Is You, which stars Blake Lively and Jason Clarke.
World War Z director Marc Forster is sitting behind the camera on the pic, which centers on a blind woman (Lively) who starts to regain her sight under the watch of her caring husband (Clarke), only to discover some troubling things about herself, her marriage and her life. Strahovski is on board to play the woman’s best friend.
Forster and Sean Conway penned the script, which got a lot of positive attention at Cannes before selling to Sierra/Affinity (abroad) and WME Global (U.S.).
It’s great to see Strahovski get more film roles. She developed a rabid fan following as agent Sarah Walker on NBC’s beloved bubble show Chuck, about a hapless nerd (Zachary Levi) who accidentally downloads government secrets into his brain and becomes a key asset for the intelligence community. Since then, Strahovski has popped up as deadly love interest Hannah on Showtime’s Dexter (though she had the misfortune of boarding just as the once-prestige series went down the tubes creatively), and as a model in an episode of FX’s Louie. On the film side of things, she got trapped in a stereotypical eye candy role in the pretty awful I, Frankenstein and had a supporting part in The Guilt Trip.
Excitingly, she’ll be starring on ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club, which kicks off this summer, as well as taking on more film roles. Though All I See Is You finds the actress in another supporting role, it may be one of her biggest movies yet, and it’s terrific to see a talented TV actress on the rise (opposite another small screen alum in Gossip Girl graduate Lively, natch).