Where in the world is Lori Petty? It might surprise you to know that she is actually still around. Although she's pretty much fallen off the radar after the early 90's when she starred with Madonna in A League of Their Own and the beloved Tank Girl with Naomi Watts, she's still been working. Unfortunately, I haven't seen many of her roles since then. Last I saw the tough girl, she was Faith, a lesbian rocker in Prey for Rock & Roll, who was dating Shelly Cole -- she played Rory's friend Madeline on Gilmore Girls. However, things seem to be speeding up for the actress right now.

Ms. Petty has somehow found time after being the "First Murderer" in the upcoming Richard III, and nabbing starring roles in the upcoming Coming Soon, Broken Arrows and The Last Guy on Earth, to plan her directorial debut. The Poker House, which she also co-wrote with David Alan Grier, is about a 14-year-old girl and her two younger sisters in 1976 who have to "make their way through the tragedy that seems to be their life." Whether the title is a metaphor, or poker is involved, I don't know. The feature is already lensing in Chicago, and will star Petty and Grier, as well as Selma Blair, Bokeem Woodbine from Ray and Jennifer Lawrence. Which Lawrence it is, I don't know, since there are three. However, I'll go out on a limb and say it is this one, and if so, she'll probably be one of the sisters.