Bounty hunters. We don’t need their scum.
But it sure helps when they’re played by Gerard Butler. The charming Scot will take time out from being Our Helen’s stalkee to star in an as-yet untitled romantic action comedy in which he’ll play a bounty hunter who is assigned to find his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.
Of course, the minute you mention ‘bounty hunter’ and ‘comedy’ in the same sentence, the magnificent Midnight Run is immediately brought to mind. But while this movie is unlikely to have the acerbic spirit of the Robert De Niro/Charles Grodin classic – Fool’s Gold director Andy Tennant will call the shots, after all – it sounds like it could be a fun rom-com, with plenty of potential for Butler and Aniston to bicker and argue and fall for each other all over again.
Sarah Thorp wrote the script for the movie, which Columbia Pictures and producer Neal Moritz (who is apparently producing 278 movies over the next year or so) are aiming to start shooting in May.