Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson in James L. Brooks' Latest
by Alex Billington
February 18, 2009
After a handful of rumors regarding James L. Brooks' latest film, we finally have some confirmed details. Brooks is directing a project tentatively titled How Do You Know? for Columbia Pictures. Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd are in talks to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in what is being called a romantic comedy with a love triangle. Rudd would play a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon's affections, while Wilson would play a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest. Brooks last directed Spanglish in 2004 as well as As Good as It Gets, Broadcast News, and Terms of Endearment before that.
Sony / Columbia is looking to get production started in the summer for release in 2010. Not only is Brooks directing, but he wrote the screenplay and is producing. As much as we'd love to see Paul Rudd starring in this (I know I want to), he's not entirely confirmed, as he's currently stuck in a scheduling conflict between this and DreamWorks' Dinner for Schmucks. We'll have to wait and see if he works out his schedule, and I definitely hope he does, because Rudd and Wilson would be great competing against each other. The two were in the first Night at the Museum together, but not with very big roles. Anyone interested?