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.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
They should call it "Fuckin you til someone better comes along" No way in hell I wanna see Kutcher doing whatever to Natalie Portman. Dude is a major douche!
People's Champ on Mar 17, 2010
I would prefer Topher Grace. At least he seems like a nice guy and not a major a-hole like Kutcher.
John on Mar 17, 2010
Boring, so they screw each other and then they fall for one another. that can go straight to dvd plz. It would be so easy to predict.
Mony on Mar 17, 2010
Mmmmmm Natalie Portman...
David on Mar 17, 2010
I want to read the script!
flynne on Mar 17, 2010
this is called . . . porn
Sharlto on Mar 17, 2010
Oh God Natalie Portman is worthy of more then Ashton Kutcher.. Ugh. Thats like mixing gold with a turd.
JimD on Mar 17, 2010
Read the script. I hope Natalie Portman makes "Emma" more likeable. Otherwise, it's pretty funny.
Issa Rae on Mar 17, 2010
This was my favorite script on the 2008 Black List. Fuck this movie. Everything Liz Meriwether will be filtered into shit.
Fuelbot on Mar 18, 2010
Isn't there already a movie with the same plot, also already called Friends with benefits? Hmmm http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0896811/
marina on Apr 7, 2010
Ashton and Natalie can pull this off and because it's her first official rom-com, he is the perfect leading man for her. I was apprehensive until I read the script it's ike it was written with these two in mind. No one is better in these roles than Ashton.
Babs on Apr 14, 2010
I love Ashton and Natlie their both phonamanal actors and why is everybody hating on Ashton I think they will be 2gether is this movie.
monique on Apr 16, 2010
It's mostly the men who hat this idea and Ashton so much. When me get jealous of tall hot looking men they always say the same negative things. That also goes for if the writer is female. None of it matters because the bottom line rules and these two have many more lovers that haters and we are the ones who pay to see their work. We are the ones that matter.
Babs on Apr 24, 2010
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