Gwyneth Gets Ugly For Farrelly Brothers

Published July 1st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

After much consideration (perhaps she, too, hesitated before dumping herself into the danger zone of ugliness), Gwynie has finally signed on the dotted line to starring in a Farrelly Brothers movie, Entertainment Tonight reports.  

Peter and Bobby Farrelly are, of course, the princes of obnoxious humor. Their movies (such as Me, Myself & Irene and Dumb and Dumber through bathroom and bedroom doors, finding funnies in the deepest, crudest depths.  

But where does Gwyneth, the graceful swan who's tackled Shakespeare and the Academy Awards with equal poise, fit into a movie by the lewd boys of Hollywood? Perhaps she wants to bust out of her nicey-nice mode and poke some fun at herself, like Cameron Diaz did in There's Something About Mary in 1998. Or maybe she'll attempt what Diaz achieved in Being John Malkovich, in which she nailed greatness as a dumpy pet store owner with a fondness for sweatpants.  

Either way, this is gonna be interesting. Shallow Hal is the story of a young man who promises his dying father he will only date beautiful women. Hal (portrayed by goofball Jack Black) fulfills the wish until he meets his dream girl (Paltrow), whose surface beauty is somewhat comparable to Janet Reno's.  

Hal is due in theaters in summer 2002. Peter Farrelly originally wanted to begin production in November 1999, but he told Variety last August that his wife's impending birth would put the project on hiatus—  

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