Actress Allison Janney has been cast in the new collegiate comedy Liberal Arts from writer-director-actor Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother).

Allison Janney will portray a frigid English professor in this new indie, which centers on Josh Radnor's character, a 35-year-old man who still wishes he was in college. We reported back in March that Elizabeth Olsen will portray a young coed who falls for Josh Radnor's character. Richard Jenkins and Elizabeth Reaser also star in Liberal Arts.

Josh Radnor will direct from his own screenplay, with filming set to begin this summer in Ohio. The college campus scenes will be filmed at Kenyon College, which both Allison Janney and Josh Radnor attended.

Liberal Arts will be Josh Radnor's second movie as a director, following his debut Happythankyoumoreplease.