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McG‘s next film may be his first romantic comedy; the director is in talks to direct a film called This Means War for Fox. We’ve reported on this project very briefly before, but had very little info at the time. McG’s talks suggest that Fox is really pushing the film forward. As we last mentioned, Reese Witherspoon and Bradley Cooper are currently attached, but none of the three are signed. Variety stresses that McG hasn’t yet made a deal.

THR offers a few more plot details, noting that it is a “tale of two best friends, inseparable since childhood, who fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon). The two men’s bond disintegrates and their ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York City demolished in their wake.”

Fox has had this one for a long time; it was originally intended as a Martin Lawrence film, and a number of directors have been attached over the years. More than anything else, this is probably good news for people who want McG occupied so he can’t become involved with other projects of note.


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