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.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Who's the other guy I wonder? Please let it be Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Scott McHenry on Feb 4, 2010
Who know's, I think McG handled the drama of We Are Marshall very well, so I'm willing to give the guy the benefit the doubt and see what he can do.
Xerxex on Feb 4, 2010
JGL. hahaha, that'd be funny.
Eric on Feb 4, 2010
I wish Witherspoon would tackle something more in tune with her potential, because I think that Walk The Line was only just the surface of her talent that we have seen.
d1rEct on Feb 4, 2010
He who gives money to McG or supports him, is an even bigger joke than McG himself.
Intellectual Zombie Genesis on Feb 4, 2010
So...I suppose that we should just forget that McG is responsible for two very good television series? Chuck and Supernatural are arguably two of the best shows on television right now, full of action and comedy. I think he deserves more credit than he gets.
Matt on Feb 5, 2010
Sounds very similar in tone to Scott Pilgrim Vs the World.
peloquin on Feb 5, 2010
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