Mad Men star and multiple Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks is in negotiations to join the cast of Fist Fight, New Line’s school-themed comedy that stars Ice Cube and Charlie Day.

She will join a roll call that also includes Tracy Morgan, Workaholics star Jillian Bell and Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris.

Richie Keen is directing the comedy, which will begin shooting in October in Atlanta.

The script, written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, tells of two teachers (Ice Cube and Day) who work in a broken-down school system and wind up in an epic fist fight.

Hendricks will play an intense drama teacher with the hots for Ice Cube’s character.

Hendricks starred as the ambitious ladder-climbing ad exec Joan Harris on Mad Men, a part that garnered her a whopping six Emmy nominations. In between seasons she appeared in several films, including Nicolas Refn’s Drive and his recently completed The Neon Demon, and she also starred in Ryan Gosling’s 2014 movie Lost River.

Hendricks is repped ICM, LINK Entertainment and attorney Howard Fishman.

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The couple, who are part of the star-studded group telling their “Brooks Brothers Story” for the brand’s fall campaign, open up about their wedding day.

Brooks Brothers unveiled its fall 2015 campaign today, and the collection showcases not only the brand’s premium designs but a handful of celebrity stories, too.

The campaign’s theme, “My Brooks Brothers Story” highlights the personal testimonials of Christina Hendricks and her husband Geoffrey Arend, Tony Goldwyn, Matt McGorry, Yara Shahidi, Graham Moore and Joshua Sasse — all of whom are loyal fans of the iconic American brand.

Perhaps the most important sartorial decision a man can make is what to wear on his wedding day. Geoffrey selected a Brooks Brothers custom-made three-piece glen plaid suit in which to marry Christina Hendricks in 2009. “I have long arms and long legs; I’m like a monster to fit for a suit,” Arend jokes. “When I put the suit on, it was almost like I was wearing a suit for the first time.”

The couple are starring in the “What’s your Brooks Brothers story?” photographed by Carlo Miari Fulcis. On the last day of shooting in Milk Studios in Hollywood, Hendricks jokes that they’re like one of those old married couples out of a romantic comedy. Except that their chemistry is no Hollywood act. Arend starts reminiscing about proposing to the eight-time Emmy nominee. “You have to give the abbreviated story!” she exclaims. But he doesn’t. Instead, he recounts each carefully planned detail, from the chandelier under which he proposed, to selecting the glen plaid fabric for the Brooks Brothers suit he wore down the aisle. They were introduced by a mutual actor friend in 2007.

Of their New York City wedding, Hendricks recalls, “He just looked so handsome—and so nervous. He looked so nervous!” Her husband admits that he was, but adds, “That day, dressed like that, I felt like the most powerful man in the world.” After the shoot wraps, Hendricks jumps to pick up the couple’s cockapoo puppy, Zou Zou, who’s been watching from the sidelines. The happy family is complete again.

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Much like her Mad Men character Joan Holloway, Christina Hendricks is classy, intelligent and in full control of her presence both onscreen and online.

Despite increasing pressure on stars to build a strong presence on social media, Hendricks has yet to launch a public Twitter account.

“I personally don’t want to watch an actor performing and just so happen to know they love this shade of lipgloss and that they had a breakup,” she said in an interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific following her appearance today at Spikes Asia. “It becomes a distraction. I know a lot of people love it and find it an outlet for them to share, and sometimes in an artistic way or in branding themselves. I just don’t think anyone cares if I ate asparagus for dinner. I like a little bit of mystery in others, and so I try and maintain that a little bit for myself.”

Despite staying off social media, Hendricks, who was speaking at Spikes Asia as part of Mcgarrybowen’s Icons in Action speaker series, is nevertheless an expert at steering conversations around herself. She is known to have walked out of interviews that reference her body and now carefully vets both journalists and the topics they plan to ask her before agreeing to speak with them.

“There is a time and a place,” said Hendricks in response to a question about this conversation management. “If I’m doing an interview for a fashion mag, I’m quite a girly-girl and I like fashion and I like getting dressed up. But if the reason I’m being interviewed is because of my performance, well, that’s what we should be talking about. Because we work really, really hard, and that’s why we’re getting the attention in the first place.”

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I’ve updated the gallery with a couple of new images from the photoshoot that Christina did with photographer Drew Wiedemann for Deadline. Also you can read the article at the link below. Enjoy!

It’s no surprise Christina Hendricks is currently on her fifth go-round as an Primetime Emmy Award nominee. Having already bagged two Critics’ Choice Awards and four previous Emmy noms for her iconic role of Joan Holloway in Mad Men, Hendricks was an obvious choice for a nomination this year, even though an Emmy win has eluded her. But since Mad Men has closed its doors after seven seasons, could this be her year?
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Our gallery has been updated with portraits of Christina taken by Megan Mack for The Wrap. Also, we’ve added some scans of the issue.



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