Olivia Thirlby jumps aboard Untitled Ivan Reitman Comedy
Actress Olivia Thirlby (THE WACKNESS, JUNO) joins the untitled rom-com alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Thirlby will play Portman's sister in what's being described as "an inverse 'When Harry Met Sally' about two people whose no-strings-attached relationship is threatened when they begin to develop true romantic feelings for one another." The screenplay - from 2008's Black List - comes courtesy of relative newcomer Liz Meriwether.
I hate this. Everytime I see a mention of the "Black List" (a list of the "best" unproduced screenplays in Hollywood) in conjunction with what sounds like a terribly contrived story premise, I always pause and never know what to actually think. Hey, studios: Since sites like JoBlo.com are essentially promotional tools for your films, why not give us something better than a logline that makes your Black Listed movie sound like every other formulaic piece of shit out there?
UNTITLED ARGLE BARGLE opens January 7, 2011.
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