Greta In “How I Met Your…” Spinoff

So much for being the Brooklyn “it” girl enshrined in Noah Baumbach’s lovely movie, “Frances Ha.” Greta Gerwig (pictured) has been tapped to topline the comedy pilot from “How I Met Your Mother”‘s Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and EP Emily Spivey. Gerwig also will be credited as a producer and, should the pilot move to series, is expected to write as well. In the spirit of “How I Met Your Mother,” “How I Met Your Dad” tells the story from a female point of view. Gerwig will play the lead role of Sally, a female Peter Pan who never has grown up and has no idea where she’s going in life. She just has figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A breakup is inevitable, but Sally will find a solid circle of support in her friends and family, who often are too willing to give “good” advice that can backfire badly. Meanwhile, Sally must filter out the input and decide what’s best for her. And she will.

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