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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.
March 24, 2010 • Category: "How Do You Know?"
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The Columbia Pictures lot here is decked with poster art for movies due in the coming months.
Bright red graphics promise a new version of “The Karate Kid,” with Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son, Jaden. Angelina Jolie peers through the title of her action-thriller “Salt.” Letters made of pasta, prayer beads and flowers advertise Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love.”
But as of last week there was still no poster in the studio’s central walkway for perhaps the most closely guarded of Columbia’s movies this year.
In an era of cut-price filmmaking, the picture in question has an unusually full roster of well-paid stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd. And while the film business prefers sequels and pop adaptations, and has been shying away from such expensive, star-driven vehicles, this movie tells a complicated, original story about people who might be funny enough, in their own troubled way, to remind Hollywood that it is O.K., occasionally, to buck the trends.
Until recently the project was known publicly as “James L. Brooks Untitled,” Mr. Brooks being the gray-bearded writer-director behind the film. Word is he has decided to use an earlier working title, the stubbornly low-concept: “How Do You Know.”
It is a question without a question mark. Which pretty much sums up Mr. Brooks, a creator of television hits like “The Simpsons” and “Taxi,” who has built an intermittent filmmaking career on near-obsessive observations of the human condition — with laughs. By and large the combination has worked.
To date Mr. Brooks has directed just five films, beginning with “Terms of Endearment” in 1983. That one and two others, “Broadcast News,” a triangle set in the news business, and “As Good as It Gets,” in which Jack Nicholson played the crustiest of curmudgeons, were best picture nominees. “Terms of Endearment” was not only a winner, but also gave Mr. Brooks the rare distinction of picking up separate Oscars as the writer, director and producer of the same film.
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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: "This Means War"
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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: "Water For Elephants"
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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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Today’s addition to the gallery is DVD screencaptures of one of my favorite Reese movies, Legally Blonde. Also added are screencaptures of the menus, bonus features, and trailer. Enjoy!
– Movies: Legally Blonde > DVD Screencaptures
– Movies: Legally Blonde