Monster-in-Law: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedienne Wanda Sykes has nabbed a role opposite Jennifer Lopez in Monster-in-Law for New Line Cinema. Robert Luketic directs.

"Monster" centers on a woman (Lopez) who is set to marry the perfect guy -- until she meets his mother, the world's worst mother-in-law. Michael Vartan is set as the guy, with Jane Fonda playing the mother-in-law. Sykes will appear as Ruby, the mother-in-law's straight-talking assistant.

The project -- written by Anya Kochoff, with a rewrite by Richard LaGravenese -- is being overseen by New Line production execs Richard Brener and Magnus Kim. Sykes, well known on the stand-up comic circuit, headlined her own sitcom, "Wanda at Large," which was short-lived. She also has appeared on "The Chris Rock Show" and lent her voice to "Crank Yankers."

Her feature film appearances include Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Pootie Tang.

Brian B.