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Greta Gerwig to star in 'How I Met Your Dad'

Actress Greta Gerwig attends the premiere of the sci-fi romantic comedy motion picture drama Her at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on December 12, 2013. The Spike Jonze written and directed film tells the story of a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system to meet his every need. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Actress Greta Gerwig attends the premiere of the sci-fi romantic comedy motion picture drama "Her" at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on December 12, 2013. The Spike Jonze written and directed film tells the story of a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system to meet his every need. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Greta Gerwig is to star in "How I Met Your Dad," a spinoff of the popular U.S. sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," CBS announced.

Gerwig will play Sally, a free spirit on the verge of breaking up with her husband after less than a year of marriage, Variety reported.

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The actress will co-write and produce the show, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Gerwig's film credits include "Frances Ha," "To Rome with Love," "No Strings Attached" and "Greenberg."

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