Archive for the ‘Role Rumors’ Category
Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to star together in the new rodeo love story Paper Wings.
The Mission Impossible hero would play a rodeo champion who falls for an up-and-coming country singer, played by Oscar-winning Reese, The LA Times reports.
The romantic drama was set up at New Line before moving to Sony, where it is being produced by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.
Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino, who worked with Will on Seven Pounds and The Pursuit Of Happyness, is among the directors who are in talks to helm the project.
Reese is an obvious choice for leading lady after her Oscar-winning turn as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line.
She recently signed up to star in The Pioneer Woman, about a woman who falls in love with a cowboy while on a cross-country road trip and winds up living on an Oklahoma ranch.
Columbia Pictures has made a deal to develop The Pioneer Woman, a romantic comedy that’s being shaped as a potential star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon. The studio has acquired rights to thepioneerwoman.com, a blog by Ree Drummond that details how a detour on a trip from L.A. to Chicago led her to Oklahoma. There, she met the cowboy of her dreams and transformed from spoiled city girl to domestic ranch wife.
Bradley Cooper has scrapped plans to romance Reese Witherspoon on the big screen – he’s dropped out of spy comedy This Means War to focus on The Hangover sequel.
The actor was due to team up with Witherspoon for the new movie, which sees two undercover agents fall in love with the same woman.
Terminator Salvation director McG is reportedly in negotiations to take charge of the picture, while production is slated to begin in July.
But Witherspoon will now be looking for a new leading man after Cooper pulled out of the project citing scheduling conflicts, according to EW.com.
Bosses at the website report Cooper will instead spend his time working on a follow-up to his successful Las Vegas comedy The Hangover, which is slated to begin filming later this year (10).
February 14, 2010 • Category: Role Rumors
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Katherine Heigl is set to star in bounty hunter movie One For The Money.
Variety reports Reese Witherspoon was originally due to take the lead role of unemployed lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum, but the project has been on hold for years and now the Ugly Truth star is attached to the movie.
The film is based on Janet Evanovich’s novel of the same name.
Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Wendy Finerman will produce the movie.
As well as her role on Grey’s Anatomy, Katherine has parts in forthcoming movies Killers and Life As We Know It.
February 7, 2010 • Category: Role Rumors
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Two of the biggest stars right now have been tapped to star alongside one another in the upcoming movie This Means War.
Reese Witherspoon is about to make every woman in the world jealous of her, since she’s snagged the leading role opposite Bradley Cooper.
The film is about two best friends since childhood who fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). Their friendship ends and their fight grows to epic proportions, taking out an entire city.
So not only does she get to act with Bradley, but she gets him to fight over her! Lucky girl! Charlie’s Angels director McG is helming this project.
January 23, 2010 • Category: Role Rumors
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It seems like RPattz has a thing for blondes, because according Variety he might be teaming up with Reese Witherspoon on screen sometime in the near future.
Reese has already signed to star in the upcoming adaptation, “Water for Elephants.” Francis Lawrence, who directed “Constantine” and “I Am Legend,” is set to direct the film about a Cornell University veterinary student who joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth to work as a veterinarian during the Great Depression.
Both Rob and Sean Penn are looking to join the screenplay, and we think it’s a smart choice for Rob to make. He is stretching his acting muscles with the upcoming “Remember Me” and “Bel Ami,” and “Water for Elephants” is just another step in the right direction. This is some serious acting, and getting a chance to work alongside greats like Sean and Reese will be good experience as well.
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Universal and Reese Witherspoon are going into the pharmaceutical business.
The studio is developing Pharm Girl, an aspirational comedy centering on one woman’s odyssey through the drug industry.
Bad Santa scribes Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are writing the screenplay and in talks to direct. Witherspoon is producing via her Type A banner and attached to the lead role.
The project centers on a woman (Witherspoon) who gets a job at a pharma powerhouse but begins to see the underbelly of the industry as she rises through the company’s ranks. Tracy Falco and Maradith Frenkel are overseeing for the studio.
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June 3, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
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Jack Nicholson may reunite with James L. Brooks, the filmmaker who directed Nicholson to Oscar-winning performances in Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets.
Nicholson is in talks to join the cast of Brooks’ latest project, an untitled romantic comedy that stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
Written by Brooks, the story sees Witherspoon as a professional softball player torn between two men, a solid guy played by Rudd and a charming ball player with a 94-mile an hour fastball played by Wilson.
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March 3, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
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Alexander Payne is putting the finishing touches on the social satire Downsizing a script about small people, and has put together a big-name cast.
Paul Giamatti, Sacha Baron Cohen and Reese Witherspoon have all committed to star in the film, which would likely land at Fox Searchlight, where Payne has a first-look deal.
Giamatti, who previously teamed with the director on Sideways, is on board to star as a man low on money who decides he can have a much nicer life if he undergoes a process to shrink himself.
Witherspoon, also a Payne alum, whose career took off after starring in Election, would play a woman Giamatti meets on his journey as a small person. Cohen would play a pint-sized foreigner.
There are no deals in place for the three principals, and no negotiations will take place until Payne finishes his screenplay, which he is penning with Jim Taylor. Jim Burke is producing alongside Payne.
Unlike previous Payne pics, Downsizing would require considerable special effects and could push the budget out of Searchlight’s realm.
Project marks Payne’s first pic since “Sideways,” which was a Searchlight pic.
March 2, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
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Rumor is Alexander Payne (director of Election) might be getting into a new film soon and it’s being strongly gossiped that Reese Witherspoon will be one of the stars. The film also may feature, Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep. It’s all evidently in the preliminary stages but we’ll keep you informed. It could certainly be interesting with that cast/crew behind it!
“Nothing is locked down at this juncture, not even script, certainly not cast,” Wells’ source says. “[Payne is] still working on screenplay, although he’s close.”
Source: Hollywood Elsewhere
Variety reports that Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd are in talks to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in James L. Brooks’ untitled romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures.
Brooks, who is directing and producing, wrote the screenplay, which involves a love triangle. Rudd would play a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon’s affections, while Wilson would portray a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.
As is customary with Brooks’ projects, logline is being kept vague for the film, which has the working title How Do You Know?
Paula Weinstein “Blood Diamond) and Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls) are also producing.
Studio is eyeing an early summer start date.
Personally, I would love to see Paul and Reese reunite because Overnight Delivery is one of my favorite of Reese’s movies!
February 17, 2009 • Category: Role Rumors
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Robert Downey Jr and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to star in Warner Bros’ The Days Before and Timur Bekmambetov is in negotiations to direct, according to Production Weekly.
Produced by 300 producer Gianni Nunnari, the sci-fi action spec script was written by Chad St. John (who previously worked on the unproduced script The Further Adventures of Doc Holiday for Bruce Willis). Days Before tells the story of a race of aliens who invade Earth by traveling backwards through time and wiping out humanity, one day at a time, yesterday by yesterday. One man attempts to stay “a yesterday ahead of them”, and every time he must try to convince the world that “the end is coming”, again.
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