McG Might Send Bradley Cooper & Reese Witherspoon to War
by Ethan Anderton
February 4, 2010
Fortunately these two won't be joining the resistance against the machines, but McG is set to get his hands dirty in another drama as THR says the Terminator Salvation director has signed on to helm the romantic comedy This Means War, starring Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon. The story follows two best friends, inseparable since childhood, who fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon). But their friendship crumbles and the ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York demolished in their wake. So does that mean these men have superpowers or did THR have a hyperbolic orgasm?
This project has been making the rounds for 12 years now after it was picked up back in 1998, and has had people like Martin Lawrence and Gore Verbinski attached at different points in development. Maybe McG will have better luck with the romantic comedy crowd than the action crowd who has panned his Charlie's Angels flicks and attempt to revive the Terminator franchise. But if this romantic comedy is really on the scale of a gigantic battle in New York City over a woman, then he's not exactly scaling it back. This project could be fun, but it will really depend on the script which has the most recent draft coming from Role Models writer Timothy Dowling. We do know McG can direct an action scene, even if the rest of the film sucks, so there just needs to be substance to the story.