chelsea handler white house Chelsea Handler gets serious for 'Mall' film roleJust when you think you have Chelsea Handler pegged…

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After taking on small film roles in “Hop” and the upcoming “This Means War,” Deadline reports that Handler will explore her dark side in the film adaptation of “Mall.” She will play a restless housewife in the Joe Hahn (of Linkin Park) directed film, starring alongside “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” actor Vincent D’Onofrio.

“This film will be a comment on social violence,” D’Onofrio says. “It
begins as a man walks through the front door of a suburban mall armed to
the teeth, causing five strangers to embark on a night that will change
them forever. As the bullets fly, one teenage boy hurtles through the
night on a collision course with them an he will become.”

Eric Bogosian penned the 2001 novel on which the film will be based.

Will Handler be able to pull off a serious role? We can’t picture it
yet, but we’re pretty certain that the media mogul wouldn’t sign on for
something without a high level confidence. We’re excited to see a new
side of her!