Leighton Meester is headed back to New York.
The actress, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, will make her Broadway debut this spring in a stage production of Of Mice and Men.
The actress will star in the play - based on John Steinbeck's 1973 bestseller - opposite James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.
Franco and O'Dowd will portray main characters/brothers George and Lennie, respectively, while Meester will come on board as Curley's flirtatious wife.
She will get close to O'Dowd's simple-minded, tragic character.