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This might be the year’s most unlikely romantic comedy pairing: Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro are tapped to appear in the screen version of Jane Heller‘s novel An Ex to Grind. Del Toro would be a star athlete who has supported his wife, a waitress. But an injury sidelines his career, after which he becomes a housebound nobody, while her business career takes off. When she realizes that asking for a divorce would lead to her paying alimony to support his new, lame lifestyle, she tries to find him a new wife.

The two actors are just attached now, and there is no director attached. So anything could happen, which, hopefully, might include this film not happening. [Deadline]

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