When it comes to landing a role in a major motion picture, sometimes you need more than skill or luck to stand out from the hundreds and thousands of other wannabe movie stars competing for every possible job. Sometimes you need fate itself to intervene.
Just ask Missi Pyle, Yvette Nicole Brown and Mary Birdsong.
Call it kismet, chance or fortune, but according to Variety, Pyle, Brown and Birdsong have just been tapped to star as the Three Fates in the upcoming adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters."
The follow up to the mildly successful 2010 film "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," "Sea of Monsters" is also set to star Logan Lerman as a half human, half god who gets involved in all sorts of shenanigans with his pop's side of the family. Based on the series of kids books by Rick Riordan, "Lightning Thief" wasn't exactly the second coming of "Harry Potter," but its $226 million worldwide gross was enough to secure a sequel.
And that opens the door for the Fates to intervene. In keeping with the rest of the "Percy Jackson" universe, though, Pyle (who you may recognize as Constance from "The Artist"), Brown (of "Community" fame) and Birdsong ("The Descendants") will be given a modern twist: Rather than just determine the events of every mortal's life, they also are now "taxi-driving sisters who bicker over the single eye they share."
Hey, even the Fates apparently can't change destiny — even if that destiny involves driving you up to 110th and Amsterdam for a coffee klatch. As Zeus once famously said, "it is what it is."