Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Octavia Spencer, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Help, will join the cast of Baggage Claim, the David E. Talbert-directed comedy for Fox Searchlight. Paula Patton stars as a flight attendant who is the oldest unmarried gal in her family and sets her sights on finding a groom before her sister gets hitched in 30 days. Derek Luke will also star.

Since her Oscar turn, Spencer has starred in Diablo Cody’s untitled directing debut, and she just wrapped Snowpiercer with Chris Evans, and she just completed Fruitvale, which was produced by Forest Whitaker.

She’s repped by WME.