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Chelsea Handler Heading to Big-Screen Mall

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Cast the jokes aside!

E!'s Chelsea Handler may bring on the laughs during her late-night television show Chelsea Lately, but in her upcoming film, she's bringing on the drama.

And not the feuding type of drama we're used to, either.

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Deadline reports that Handler will take on the dark role of a restless housewife in the adaptation of Eric Bogosian's 2001 novel, Mall.

Handler's castmates include Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays a "voyeuristic businessman" and is also producing the film with partner Erika Hampson and Sam Maydew.

"This film will be a comment on social violence," D'Onofrio said in a statement. "It begins as a man walks through the front door of a suburban mall armed to the teeth, causing five strangers to embark on a night that will change them forever. As the bullets fly, one teenage boy hurtles through the night on a collision course with the man he will become."

Joe Hahn of Linkin Park will unleash his directing debut in this movie, and Bogosian will make a cameo as a store owner.

How do you think Chelsea will do? Sound off in the comments below!

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