Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson in James L. Brooks' Latest

February 18, 2009

Paul Rudd - James L. Brooks - Owen Wilson

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?

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As lame as the plot sounds, I will see anything with Rudd in it.

Curtis G on Feb 18, 2009


A romcom starring two comedic actors vying for the affection of a lovable, yet quirky female lead? What a unique concept. I have no doubt that this will be every bit the cinematic tour de force that You, Me & Dupree was. Now, if they can just tack on a modern soundtrack from "hot" artists and cameos by other popular actors, this will no doubt be an Oscar contender. /s

Pete the Geek on Feb 18, 2009


I think you guys are forgetting that this is a James L. Brooks movie. It's not some quirky stupid rom-com like You Me & Dupree, this guy is a damn good filmmaker!

Alex Billington on Feb 18, 2009


Matt Dillon sucked in that, Owen rocked.

Matty on Feb 18, 2009


I can't wait. Brooks is the king with this kind of stuff.

Shane on Feb 18, 2009


While I am excited for Brooks to make a new film, it sounds very uninspired considering all of his other films. Hopefully there is some twist.

Ryan on Feb 18, 2009


Am I the only person who thinks that Paul Rudd is terribly overrated? He always seems like he's trying too hard. How the hell he landed a role in "40 Year-Old Virgin" is beyond me.

Conrad on Feb 18, 2009


Paul Rudd in the house on 16th and JFK~! Shooting here in philly in our office building!!! hope to seee Reese, Owen Wilson and Jack!!!

nancy on Sep 2, 2009

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