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Zach Braff To Star In Swingles
And direct and re-write Diaz rom-com

21 May 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Zach Braff's been absent from our movie screens for a while now, concentrating on Scrubs instead. But now that he's finishing his turn on that hospital comedy he's headed back to Hollywood, signing on to direct, re-write and star in the comedy Swingles, with Cameron Diaz.

The film centres on a single guy (Braff) who is dumped by his wingman and instead teams up with a sharp-tongued woman (Diaz) in order to meet women. The two don't get along - but we're guessing by the end of the film they've found a connection.

We'd like to think that the results will, like the title, be a cross between Singles and Swingers, but we're slightly concerned that it might mean that Braff and Diaz end up going to rather icky swingers clubs, so fingers crossed we're wrong about that.

The script was originally written by Duncan Birmingham and re-written by Jeff Roda. It'll be Braff's first full-feature directing job since Garden State, but follows a segment he made for New York, I Love You, which is due out later this year.

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Jammy git
Is there an award for the jammiest bloke in Hollywood? During the course of Scrubs and his various movie roles, Zach Braff has now got off with Amy Smart, Jacinda Barrett, Elizabeth Banks, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson, Mandy Moore, Christa Miller (when Jordan was hot), Sarah Lancaster, Tara Reid, Heather Graham, Kylie from Scrubs whose real name escapes me, not to mention Sarah Chalke repeatedly, and now Cameron Diaz. I mean, jeez Having said that, I really like the chin More

Posted by incrediboy42 at 13:01 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

A cross between Singles and Swingers
That would be cool. More

Posted by olliecs at 12:30 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Scrubs still going...
L: lukeynemo Empire needs to fact check mroe thoroughly: The makers of Scrubs have recently confirmed that Braff will return for the first six episodes of another series "to lead the show to the place it needs to be". THEN he will be done with the hospital scene. Wow a whole 6 episodes? Really? Shame on Empire! More

Posted by C.C.C.P. at 12:21 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

Sounds a little like a small segment in How I Met Your Mother where Barney gets Robin as a wingman, and then tries to get with her, only instead of it being a B-story on a 20 minute TV show it's a 1 hour 40 minute film. More

Posted by Ethanial at 10:22 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

Scrubs still going...
Empire needs to fact check mroe thoroughly: The makers of Scrubs have recently confirmed that Braff will return for the first six episodes of another series "to lead the show to the place it needs to be". THEN he will be done with the hospital scene. More

Posted by lukeynemo at 10:02 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

Welcome back Braff
Good to see him back in the directors chair. I absolutely adore Garden State so fingers crossed he can compete with that. Not sure about him and Diaz as a couple though!! More

Posted by jimbojofre at 08:54 on 21 May 2009 | Report This Post

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