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).
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.
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.
In response to the destruction and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, The Advertising Council and the American Red Cross today (Jan 22nd) launched a national television public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon.
In the television PSA, the celebrities encourage all Americans to support relief efforts for the Haitian citizens impacted by the earthquake by donating to the American Red Cross. Viewers are directed to visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or text “HAITI” to 9-0-9-9-9 and $10 will be given automatically to the American Red Cross.
Created pro bono by GSD&M Idea City, with the Creative Artists Agency Foundation helping to coordinate the talent, the PSA is available in :30 format. A Spanish-language TV spot, featuring actress Eva Longoria, will also be available to the media next week. Per the Ad Council’s model, the PSAs will air in advertising time that will be donated by the media.
Reese made another public appearance this month! She was spotted at the 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening which is a benefit event for the Womens Cancer Research Fund. She looked her usual gorgeous self in a little black lacy dress and black peeptoes. I’ve added lots of photos to our gallery so enjoy!
edit: I have learned that the beautiful dress she is wearing was designed by Jason Wu.
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening Benefit – Arrivals
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening Benefit – Inside
It was just a couple days ago that Reese took part in the Hope For Haiti telethon and we’re already hearing reports that the event raised $58 million – and still counting. This is such wonderful and heartwarming news!
“Thank you so much for your donation,” actress Reese Witherspoon told one caller. “You can’t imagine how much love and great, wonderful energy is here today. People are doing everything they can to make a difference in these people’s lives.”
As reported, Miss Reese took part in the Hope For Haiti Now telethon in Los Angeles last night, and I’ve added 7 HQs from the event. I love the photos of her and Jack Nicholson, and chatting with Julia Roberts!
I will add those Golden Globe screencaps this weekend, plus I’ve found some more pics from those awards … stay tuned!
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief telethon
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.
Very last minute as the telethon is airing now (and I’ve seen Reese twice already) but Reese is answering phones at tonight’s Hope for Haiti charity telethon. You can watch the special right now on CNN, Mtv, and many other networks so check your local listings. We will post any photos and/or screencaptures as soon as they become available.
As reported, Reese attended the Golden Globes last night, and she looked stunning in a navy blue dress and sleek blonde hair! It appears that she did not walk the red carpet, but she presented the award for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, which went to The Hangover.
Unfortunately, I’ve only come across a couple of pictures of Reese at the awards! These 2 photos have been added to the Gallery, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for more. I’ll also be adding HD screencaps of Reese presenting tomorrow!
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > The Golden Globe Awards
As if us Reese fans could forget! The Golden Globes air tonight and Reese is scheduled to be a presenter. We will be posting photos as soon as they become available and will likely continue the photo coverage over the next couple days as more come in.
67th Golden Globes
January 17, 2010
8PM ET on NBC
EDIT BY JESS: The forum is back online (temporarily) for us all to celebrate the event tonight, so drop on by to see the very first photos of Reese at the event, and chat as the show progresses!
The Golden Globes’ guest list includes a former Beatle, an Oscar winner and Indiana Jones.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon and Harrison Ford will be presenters at Sunday’s show.
Ricky Gervais will host the 67th annual awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
Other presenters include Olivia Wilde, Mickey Rourke, Christina Aguilera, Neil Patrick Harris, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, Sophia Loren and Cher.