LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Wilde has signed on to play Pine's girlfriend in "Welcome to People," reported Variety. It's about a guy who returns home to deal with the aftermath of his estranged father's death. It's only then that he learns he has an alcoholic sister (Elizabeth Banks) and nephew with an anger management problem. More awkward still, his father's will calls for him to deliver to sis a six-figure chunk of the estate.
The film will mark the directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the script with his "Star Trek," (which starred Pine) and "Cowboys & Aliens" (which stars Wilde) collaborator Roberto Orci, and Jody Lambert.
Wilde has made a long slow climb from being Mischa Barton's sapphic dalliance on "The O.C." to a working actress in high-profile feature films, but she's yet to enjoy that breakout hit/role. "Year One" flopped," "The Next Three Days" was dreadful, her role in "Tron: Legacy" was the dumbest part in a dumb movie.
But the horizon looks bright, as she'll be seen July 29, in "Cowboys & Aliens," "The Change-Up with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman on Aug. 5, the sci-fi thriller "Now" on Sept. 30 and "Butter," a comedy about a butter carving champion, is awaiting a release date this year.