Nia Vardalos, Sandra Oh to Shoot Comedy in ‘Peg

Nia Vardalos, Sandra Oh to Shoot Comedy in ‘Peg

Nia Vardalos (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg-born actress Nia Vardalos will be returning to her hometown this summer to start production on a new film.

The romantic comedy “33 Liberty Lane” will also star Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves) and Melora Hardin (The Office). Directed by Peter Hewitt, the film will be about four friends who set up a phone-sex company.

Filming is set to start locally in either June or July — taking advantage of Oh’s summer hiatus from “Grey’s Anatomy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be shot in time for delivery into the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

The film’s plot has the four down-on-their-luck women turning to telephone sex as a way to make a quick buck. But without much in the way of sexual expertise — their team includes mother and recently dumped wife Brenda (Watson), the 40-year-old virgin Karen (Oh), stalled corporate executive Connie (Hardin) and serial marrier Isabella (Vardalos) — they enlist the services of a local hooker to keep their new erotic business afloat.

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