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Natalie Portman signs for Kutcher rom-com? Noooo!!!

03.18.2010

Natalie Portman had been making some incredible choices with her acting roles lately. From a Danny McBride fantasy adventure to a Darren Aronofsky thriller and a stoner comedy, the girl who was once nominated for an Oscar was seemingly finding all the right projects. But now I'm a little confused. An Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy?

First of all, to see Portman in any romantic comedy is somewhat distressing but if it were something by James L. Brooks or Cameron Crowe or something, I'd be able to wrap my head around it. Instead she'll star alongside Kutcher in FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS to be directed by Ivan Reitman. While Reitman has brought us some classic comedies in his salad days, lately it's been more MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND than STRIPES. And I'm not even going to get into my thoughts on Ashton Kutcher in a romantic comedy.

The movie will be pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a movie titled FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS. Two hip and attractive young adults find themselves enjoying their random sex romps but can't seem to settle down with each other. Oh the perils of the young and sexy. The film has already snagged itself a January 7, 2011 release date with filming set to begin this May.

Extra Tidbit: Reitman's last funny film was (arguably) 1990's KINDERGARTEN COP.
Source: Variety

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