Sony launched a new marketing campaign featuring a panel of celebrity “experts,” with Amy as the new face of the Sony Reader. You can check out the web portion on sonystyle.com. She’s also in a television commercial with Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning (I’ve caught it on CBS around 10 p.m.).
Amy has a small part in the new Diablo Cody/Megan Fox movie that opens next Friday (September 18th), Jennifer’s Body. She plays the mother of Amanda Seyfried’s character.
Full Grown Men , an indie comedy in which Amy has a cameo, will [finally!] be released to DVD on August 25th. Amy plays a vulgar bartender and you can watch outtakes from her scene here (audio is definitely not safe for work!).
Just wanted to mention that in addition to Twitter , you can now get amysedarisrocks.com updates in your news feed on Facebook. Just go here and click on “become a fan.”
Amy has been cast in The Best and the Brightest , an independent comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris, which is currently in production:
Moving from Delaware to New York City, a young couple seeks to get their tyke into a prestigeous private kindergarden.Â With only one placement available at the top school in the city, the couple, along with the help of a conniving “educational consultant,” design an elaborate scheme and take on new personas in order to convince both the high-profile school donors, which include a Senator and her celebrity husband, and the school’s headmaster to admit their child. [source ]
Also starring are Bonnie Somerville, John Hodgman, Peter Serafinowicz, Bridget Regan, Kate Mulgrew and Christopher McDonald. You can read more about it at The Hollywood Reporter .
Ed note : I’ve read the script for this, and it seems like it could be a pretty fun movie. Amy has a sizeable supporting role as the educational consultant, and I’d actually say that she’s one of the main characters.
Amy plays a dance teacher in the new Wayans Brothers’ dance movie spoof, Dance Flick, which opens Friday, May 22nd. She can be seen in the trailers, which you can view on the official movie website.
According to a good friend of mine who saw the movie last night at an advance press screening, Amy’s three scenes are worth the price of admission. From his review: “As Ms. CameltoÃ©, the invaluable Amy Sedaris (2008’s “Snow Angels”) delights in her name-says-it-all role, and even gets a chance to beatbox with musical backup from, let’s just say, a part of the anatomy.”
Amy has been talking about doing a crafts book for a while, but Grand Central Publishing has now officially announced it:
GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING TO PUBLISH NEW BOOK BY COMEDIAN AND ACTRESS AMY SEDARIS
New York, NY â€“ April 30, 2009 â€“ Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced today that it will publish a new book by comedian and actress Amy Sedaris, currently untitled, tentatively slated for publication in Fall 2010.
A follow-up to her critically acclaimed entertaining book on entertaining, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, which was published in October 2006 and quickly became one of the most successful books of the year, the new book continues her unique approach to home life through the use of fun, long-forgotten crafts.
Jamie Raab, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Grand Central Publishing, who acquired U.S. rights for the book said, â€œWe are thrilled that our successful relationship with the wonderful and gifted Amy Sedaris is continuing. Working with her proved what her legions of fans already know â€“ that she is multi-talented and extraordinarily creative.â€
Amy Sedaris has appeared often on screen, both large and small.Â Sheâ€™s co-creator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of Comedy Centralâ€™s hit show Strangers with Candy and half of the Obie-winning â€œTalent Familyâ€ (with her brother, David).Â Amy lives in Manhattan with the ghost of her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her rabbit, Dusty.
The deal was negotiated with literary agent Tracy Fisher at the William Morris Agency.