Cameron Diaz in Early Talks to Make ‘Sex Tape’ With Jason Segel
The trio behind Sony’s surprise hit “Bad Teacher” is chalking up a reunion, as Cameron Diaz is in early talks to reteam with director Jake Kasdan and co-star Jason Segel on the studio’s comedy “Sex Tape.”
Escape Artists is producing the movie, which concerns a married couple who take a night off from their kids and decide to spice up their love life by making a sex tape. When they wake up the next morning, the tape is missing, prompting them to figure out who took it and how to get it back.
Diaz had been rumored as a possible female lead more than a year ago, but negotiations are now underway and expected to lead to a deal.
Kate Angelo wrote the script on spec, and the film will be produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists.
Diaz will next be seen opposite Colin Firth in CBS Films’ remake of “Gambit” as well as Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor,” which also stars Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. She’ll soon begin filming Nick Cassavetes’ comedy “The Other Woman” with Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
“Bad Teacher” grossed $216 million worldwide on a modest production budget and spawned a CBS pilot that sees Ari Graynor taking over the title role.
Diaz is repped by CAA and manager Rick Yorn.
- The Wrap
Fox Finds ‘The Engagements’ with Reese Witherspoon
- March 20th 2013
Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the novel “The Engagements” and is in negotiations with Reese Witherspoon to come on board to produce.
If the deal goes through, Witherspoon would produce through her Pacific Standard banner along with her producing partner Bruna Papandrea. Pacific Standard brought the book to Fox.
Film is based on J. Courtney Sullivan novel, to be published in June, the story tells a deeply romantic story that follows a diamond engagement ring from the 1930s to the present, connecting five very different relationships in surprising and unexpected ways.
It is unknown whether the adaptation will be developed as a starring vehicle for Witherspoon given how many projects she is already producing.
Since starting her production shingle, Witherspoon has been especially keen on producing popular book adaptations.
Witherspoon was quick to jump on as a producer of the New York Times Best-seller “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, which was such a hot property that David Fincher has attached himself to direct. She is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Ahead of its release later this month, another batch of new stills from Mud have recently been released online including our first two of Reese as Juniper! Check those two out in HQ in our Gallery, and hop on over to MovieWeb to see the rest of the new stills of the other cast.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds Out, Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz In For ‘Big Eyes,’ Tim Burton To Direct
So, where do we start with “Big Eyes”? Well, let’s go with a brief history lesson. Developing for at least six years if not longer, the project comes from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (“Ed Wood,” “The People Vs. Larry Flynt,” “Man On The Moon”) and with two big lead roles, over the years Thomas Haden Church and Kate Hudson became attached, and in 2012 Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon were linked, with Tim Burton slated to produce the effort that would serve as the screenwriters’ directorial debut. But it looks Burton is going to take it all for himself with a pretty killer leading duo.
Deadline reports that Burton will direct the movie, that is now set up at The Weinstein Company, in what looks like a welcome 180 for the helmer, and something that’s much more of a small scale domestic drama. The film will tell the true story of married couple Walter and Margaret Keane, who became art world phenomenons in the 1950s and 1960s thanks to their paintings of large-eyed children. However, when they split up, a legal battle ensued, with Walter trying to take credit for paintings which were actually done by his wife. But when it came to a showdown in count, where they actually faced off canvas vs. canvas, Margaret emerged victorious while Walter tried to feign a pain in his arm.
There’s no word yet if this will indeed be next Burton — he’s got a few options — but this kind of casting doesn’t come along everyday, we presume this is on the front cooker for the filmmaker. It has been awhile since we’ve had something to truly be excited about from Burton, but this looks like something that could be genuinely challenging and take him far away from his usual wheelhouse of tropes and tricks. So, fingers crossed.
After adding more photos from this year’s Oscars, I realised I still had a ton from the 2011 ceremony still to add, so have now done that. Almost 200 additional HQ photos from the 2011 Oscars red carpet, show and press room are now in the Gallery, plus all of the Vanity Fair After Party pictures have been replaced with HQs as well as a few more being added. And on top of that, we have screencaptures from the ‘red carpet’ (backstage) interview Reese gave to the official Oscars broadcaster. (I don’t remember who sent us these screencaptures, so if it was you please get in touch so I can credit you!).
Reese’s look at this Oscars is without a doubt one of my all-time favourites of hers – she looks so modern, sexy yet charming, and I love everything about it! Not to mention I love seeing her pose with her American Psycho co-star Christian Bale – they are such different actors, in terms of their career choices and screen presence, and I get a little fangirl kick seeing them together
There are a lot of fantastic photos in here for you to browse through, so jump on in and enjoy the Reese goodness – it won’t disappoint…!
Better late than never, here are the rest of our photos from last month’s Oscar awards! Over 200 more HQ photos from the night have been added to our Gallery – 140+ more from the red carpet and show, and 60+ from the Vanity Fair After Party. Reese looks fantastic in these photos, and I adore the pictures of her and Isla Fisher at the party!! Enjoy ^_^
Our lovely Miss Reese celebrates her 37th birthday today, and we would like to wish her the Happiest of Birthdays! We hope she spends her special day with her loved ones, and that the year ahead brings her and her family even more happiness and success. Reese, thanks for sharing your talent and charm with us and always making us smile!
Don’t hesitate to leave your birthday wishes for Reese by posting a comment to this post. And if you want more Reese today, check out our 2012 Birthday Special that celebrates the best of Reese!
The first poster and stills for The Devil’s Knot were released by the films production company during the American Film Market back in November. I am only now reading about this – sorry! The still featuring Reese is a close-up shot of her looking forelorn, and you can view it in our Gallery. See the poster and the still of Colin Firth at Bloody Disgusting.
I’ve also come across a journalist’s diary from the time he spent on the set, and you can read his 4 entries here.
‘Mud,’ Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Joins Sundance London Lineup
Jeff Nichols’ Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, is one of a trio of last minute additions to this year’s Sundance London.
The sophomore edition of Robert Redford’s British capital-set film and music festival has also added Stuart Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. (written by Ben Karlin and Stuart Zicherman and starring Jessica Alba, Adam Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to the event’s feature film program lineup.
Organizers also said Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila, a film he co-wrote with Frank E. Flowers has been added to the event’s U.K. spotlight sidebar.
Sundance London runs April 25-28 at The O2 venue, the festival’s partner.