Coming off of working with Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan and his West Memphis Three drama The Devil's Knot, it's disappointing to learn from Deadline that Reese Witherspoon will be appearing in the adaptation of questionable relationship/gender best seller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.
Commercial director Bryan Buckley will be helming the project. That seems fitting, because obviously they're going to try to sell the dickens out of anything and everything related to the 1992 book — which has not only sold millions of copies, but also sprawled into seminars, a Broadway show, infomercials, theme vacations, and more. It doesn't get uglier than this, folks.
Writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont of Leap Year and Made of Honor notoriety will be writing the script, but we don't know what plot details consist of at this time. Until we find out: men, retreat to your "cave," and women, center your "wave" — or in plain English, you have plenty of time to brush up on the compendium of stereotypes since the film doesn't start production until January.
In other casting news, Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and 21 Jump Street) will be joining The Descendants star Shailene Woodley for The Spectacular Now, directed by Smashed filmmaker James Ponsoldt. The comedy — according to The Playlist — will find Larson as Cassidy and centers on an adventurous high school student who starts dating an outcast as part of a "project." She's more grounded than he is and trying to plan her future — something that is profoundly realized by the freewheeling young man.
We have no idea if Woodley or Larson will be playing the outcast, but we know that Rabbit Hole actor Miles Teller will be playing the male lead. If you like your funny stuff smart and snappy, this is probably one you won't want to miss.