Greta Gerwig Lands 'How I Met Your Dad' Lead

“How I Met Your Dad” has found its leading lady.

CBS has announced that Greta Gerwig, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for “Frances Ha,” will star in the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff.

The 30-year-old actress will play the lead role of Sally, a woman suffering from Peter Pan syndrome on the verge of a breakup with her husband. Like “HIMYM,” Sally will get advice from a circle of friends.

If the pilot gets picked up, the series will center on Sally’s dating misadventures until she ultimately meets the father of her future children.

The pilot will reportedly shoot in Los Angeles and then move to New York if it gets the greenlight.

-- Jesse Spero

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