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Megan Fox joins Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in Kids comedy

10.18.2010

Some might say that Megan Fox's career is in jeopardy after both JENNIFER'S BODY and JONAH HEX bombed badly (and her indie drama with Mickey Rourke, PASSION PLAY, was met with horrible reviews out of the Toronto Film Fest). So for her next film, she's decided to take the backseat and play a supporting role. Fox has signed on to star in FRIENDS WITH KIDS, a comedy that has Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt.

In the film, which Westfeldt will also direct from a script she wrote, a couple (Westfeldt and Scott) observe all the stress children bring to their friends (Hamm and Wiig). So they decide to have a baby but still keep an open relationship and see other people. Fox would play a beautiful woman Scott's character begins to date and sparks jealousy within the relationship. Anne Hathaway had earlier been rumored for the role but that deal never materialized.

The project is currently set up independently but with the cast and producers (Mike Nichols and Jake Kasdan are producing the film), it shouldn't take long before a studio snatches it up. Filming is set to begin later this month on the film, which is trying to make an April release date.

Extra Tidbit: How did an indie comedy score Jon Hamm? It doesn't hurt that he's dating Westfeldt...
Source: THR

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4:30PM on 10/18/2010
Great cast, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott are both really funny and pretty big comedy nerds, so it doesnt surprise me that Hamm would do an indie comedy even if it wasnt made by his longtime girlfriend. Check both guys out on podcasts like Comedy Death Ray Radio, Doug Loves Movies and Never Not Funny.
Great cast, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott are both really funny and pretty big comedy nerds, so it doesnt surprise me that Hamm would do an indie comedy even if it wasnt made by his longtime girlfriend. Check both guys out on podcasts like Comedy Death Ray Radio, Doug Loves Movies and Never Not Funny.
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4:14PM on 10/18/2010
Actually mad props to Hamm for going for a indie comedy. I really like him.

Fox = Hot/Boredom
Actually mad props to Hamm for going for a indie comedy. I really like him.

Fox = Hot/Boredom
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12:18PM on 10/18/2010

perfect

So she will play a secondary character who's biggest asset is her looks, go figure? Sounds exactly like her acting career.
So she will play a secondary character who's biggest asset is her looks, go figure? Sounds exactly like her acting career.
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11:26AM on 10/18/2010

Wow.

Fox is playing a beautiful woman who dates someone. FINALLY, her career is on the mend. End sarcasm transmission.
Fox is playing a beautiful woman who dates someone. FINALLY, her career is on the mend. End sarcasm transmission.
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10:19AM on 10/18/2010
Adam Scott = Awesome.
Adam Scott = Awesome.
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10:03AM on 10/18/2010
I agree with HoyleHaw. Hamm still needs to work to become a household name for movies. I hope the movie turns out good because I wish Megan Fox could be in good movies for once.
I agree with HoyleHaw. Hamm still needs to work to become a household name for movies. I hope the movie turns out good because I wish Megan Fox could be in good movies for once.
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9:45AM on 10/18/2010
Despite his TV status, Jon Hamm isn't quite a household name yet, either.

Fox might actually work in a supporting role. I don't know, I've only ever seen her in one movie. But it's the route too few actors are willing to take, scaling back to character roles after hitting it big.
Despite his TV status, Jon Hamm isn't quite a household name yet, either.

Fox might actually work in a supporting role. I don't know, I've only ever seen her in one movie. But it's the route too few actors are willing to take, scaling back to character roles after hitting it big.
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9:23AM on 10/18/2010
Movie sounds great. Big fan of indies and love Jon Hamm and Adam Scott.
Movie sounds great. Big fan of indies and love Jon Hamm and Adam Scott.
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9:22AM on 10/18/2010
Movie sounds great. Big fan of indies and love Jon Hamm and Adam Scott.
Movie sounds great. Big fan of indies and love Jon Hamm and Adam Scott.
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