Minka Kelly to Star in The Kingdom

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Beautiful Minka KellyMinka Kelly of Friday Night Lights (which returns October 5), will also be appearing in the big screen this fall, playing Ms. Ross in The Kingdom.

The film revolves around four FBI agents who go to Saudi Arabia after "a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh" and causes an international crisis.

They are given five days "to locate the man behind the bombing," but upon their arrival, are met with much suspicion from Saudi authorities.

Aside from Kelly, the star-studded cast boasts Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner (Alias), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Richard Jenkins and Ali Suliman.

Filming began last year in Phoenix, Ariz., then shifted to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where the cast and crew remained for one week.

Peter Berg, the co-creator of Friday Night Lights, is directing a script written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Academy Award nominee Michael Mann.

The Kingdom was scheduled to be released April 20, but was pushed back to September 28 after favorable reactions from test audiences and executives.

Although this is Minka Kelly's first big budget film, the Friday Night Lights actress has appeared in a number of productions.

She made her debut on Cracking Up, and followed that with roles on other shows, such as Drake & Josh, American Dreams and What I Like About You.

Minka Kelly has also worked on several independent films, including the award-winning Devil's Highway and State's Evidence.

On Friday Night Lights, Minka is Lyla Garrity, a cheerleader for the Panthers and the ex-fiancee of former quarterback Jason Street (Scott Porter).

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