Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher are 'Friends with Benefits'
by Ethan Anderton
March 17, 2010
Because fragments of today's society are all up in arms about obscenity, there was no chance in hell we'd ever see a movie released and rated by the MPAA called Fuckbuddies, a highly praised script that appeared at #6 on the 2008 Black List. We will however see a film called Friends with Benefits, which is the new title of the Liz Meriwether scripted comedy as the news about Ghostbusters 3 from Vulture mentions that Ivan Reitman is up for directing the sex driven comedy which will star Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher as two friends in a solely sexual relationship who develop true romantic feelings for each other.
Described as "an inverse When Harry Met Sally," one insider simply said that "it's pretty much what you'd expect from a spec script that was originally entitled Fuckbuddies." So there will be buddies and they will be going to town on each others nether regions. Meriwether is one of the members (the youngest in fact) of a group of female writers known as the "Fempire." This elite group consists of Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas), Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer's Body) and Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist). I have the script, but I haven't read it yet. However, now that Natalie Portman will be my mind's visualization of the presumably plentiful romantic scenes, it just might be time to finally give it a read through. However, it's kind of weird that both of them looks exactly like the other would look as the opposite sex. Think about it.