Chris Pine's In Talks For This Means War
The Reese Witherspoon / McG comedy
Chris Pine is in negotiations to take time out from being Captain Kirk and declare that This Means War instead, as one of two best friends since childhood who fall out over a woman, and whose feud escalates until it demolishes half of New York City.
Bradley Cooper was originally lined up for the role, but dropped out in February, and with shooting still due to start in July that doesn't leave a heck of a lot of time to line up the cast. Still, Reese Witherspoon's already in place, and we're just waiting to see who they find for the second male lead. Seth Rogen was on Fox's wishlist for this one, but all remains quiet on that front.
The film's been in development since 1998, but obviously Fox feels that something has clicked in the most recent draft of the script by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, George Lucas in Love). Certainly there's no question that Pine can do this sort of comedy, after his work in Just My Luck and The Princess Diaries 2 (er, not that we've seen those). But do you see him and Witherspoon working? And who should play the third leg of their tripod?