Stars to Play Sweethearts
Julia Roberts and John Cusack are not lovers. But they might play lovers in a movie and Catherine Zeta-Jones may join them, reported ABC news online.
According to Variety magazine, the trio of stars is orbiting a project being developed by former 20th Century Fox and Disney studio chief Joe Roth, who recently launched his own production and distribution company, Revolution Studios.
The film, America’s Sweethearts, is based on a script by Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan.
In the movie, Cusack and Zeta-Jones would play the titular duo, married movie stars whose marriage, in the Bruce-and-Demi, Meg-and-Dennis mode, has come apart at the seams.
Adding more stars to the movie might be the participation of Crystal, who would play a publicist who attempts to keep the marriage alive for promotional purposes, even as Cusack’s character is falling for his wife’s newly slimmed-down sister, played by Roberts.
Cusack and Zeta-Jones played former lovers earlier this year in the sardonic 30-something romantic comedy High Fidelity, while Cusack and Roberts have crossed career paths just once, in Robert Altman’s The Player.
If the stars involved all sign deals, production could commence in January – Albawaba.com.
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