Jon Turteltaub Has 'Unreasonable Doubt' in New Romantic Comedy
After helming both installments of the National Treasure franchise and most recently The Sorcerer's Apprentice, it looks like director Jon Turteltaub is toning down the action and adventure for a little bit. THR reports the filmmaking will be at the helm of Unreasonable Doubt, a romantic comedy from "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" producer and Serendipity writer Marc Klein. The generic sounding story follows two jurors who fall in love during a court case. As plain as this romantic comedy sounds in the logline though, perhaps someone like Marc Klein can bring something special to a genre that always struggles to be original.
This will be the second romantic comedy that Klein has set up at Universal as the writer also delivered TMI from executive producers Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris (who will also star in that feature). Klein also wrote the lukewarmly received romance A Good Year starring Russell Crowe. Honestly, as hopeful as I am for a writer like Klein to deliver something decent, Universal's track record to ignore brave and bold films like At the Mountains of Madness and take on generic sounding, safe films like this is unbelievably frustrating. Honestly, I'd prefer if Turteltaub took on a third installment of National Treasure instead. What do you think?