Octavia Spencer Joins Diablo Cody Movie

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The Help breakout Octavia Spencer is trading Jackson, Mississippi, for Las Vegas. Variety reports that the sure-bet Supporting Actress nominee has joined the cast of Diablo Cody's untitled directorial debut, which stars Julianne Hough as a formerly faithful woman who heads to Sin City to break some commandments and hook up with a charming rogue (Russell Brand). Spencer will play a Vegas card dealer in the movie, though if Bryce Dallas Howard ends up in the cast, she might want to sniff Spencer's cards to see where they've been. [Showblitz/Variety]