First Look: Bateman & Reynolds in David Dobkin's 'The Change-Up'

January 28, 2011

Jason Bateman in The Change-Up

Universal just debuted some individual photos as a 2011 preview (via RopeofSilicon) and one of them that I thought was worth sharing is for the summer comedy called The Change-Up that stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. The supporting cast also includes the illustrious Olivia Wilde as well as Leslie Mann and Alan Arkin. Change-Up is another classic body switch story where a responsible family man (Bateman) trades bodies with his lazy, man-child of a best friend. The just looks fun because I'm guessing this is after the switch and Ryan looks like he's freakin' out. But if I had to choose, I'd see Green Lantern this summer.

The Change-Up First Look Photo

A comedy in which a married guy switches bodies with his lazy best friend in order to woo his co-worker.

The Change-Up is directed by veteran comedy filmmaker David Dobkin, of Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus previously. The screenplay was co-written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, of Rebound, Full of It, Four Christmases, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Hangover and Flypaper. The film was produced by Spyglass Entertainment and Universal Pictures will be bringing The Change-Up to theaters on August 5th later this summer. We'll let you know when a trailer hits. Anyone interested in this at all?

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


hasn't this premise been done to fucking death? C'mon!!!!!!!

Daneforst on Jan 29, 2011


Will be watching this only because I was an extra in it. And they filmed it at my school! Pretty neat.

fem!anon on Jan 29, 2011


Reynolds and Bateman 'nuff said.

Anonymous on Jan 29, 2011


not a Bateman fan, this guy must have one hell of an agent , hes seem'd to have poped out of no where these past years.

ChrisC5g on Jan 29, 2011


I'm seeing it, if for no other reason then the fact that Ryan Reynolds is in it... I am man enough to admit I have a man crush...

Trout87 on Jan 29, 2011



Cornholen on Jan 29, 2011


The Change Up, No Strings Attached, The Proposal, Just Friends, The Dilemma, The Ugly Truth, PS I love you, The Switch, Love Happens, Just Go With It.......and so on, and so on.....anyone who sees this movie either has a vagina, is whipped by a vagina, or is mentally retarded.

Bum_Love on Jan 30, 2011


The Proposal, Just Friends, The Dilemma, The Ugly Truth, PS I love you, didn't feature a body switch.

Anonymous on Jan 30, 2011


I hate the fact that this is another switching-bodies story, but the fact that Jason Bateman AND Ryan Reynolds has me hooked.

Shannon on Jan 31, 2011

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