Leighton Meester Scores Broadway Gig with “Of Mice and Men”

Posted Monday December 9, 2013 9:40 AM GMT

She came to fame as a snooty rich girl but Leighton Meester is anything but a one-dimensional actress.

The “Gossip Girl” star just signed on for the forthcoming Broadway revival of “Of Mice and Men,” a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel.

Leighton will play a beauty-obsessed gal who is married to a jealous and hard-headed man named Curley.

Also on board for the project are lead actors James Franco and Chris O’Dowd who will play George and Lennie.

“Of Mice and Men” will run from April 16th until July 27th, with preview performance slated to begin on March 19th.

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