Anna Friel has just signed on to star with Will Ferrell in the new light-hearted comedy from Universal Pictures Land of the Lost. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal's Peter Cramer and Eric Baiers are overseeing the project with Brad Silberling directing.

Friel will play the love interest of Ferrell, a disgraced paleontologist who finds himself in a strange prehistoric world. Sid and Marty Krofft will produce the film with Jimmy Miller, Julie Wixson-Darmody is executive producer.

Land of the Lost is scheduled to begin principal photography next month.