"McG is in negotiations to direct romantic comedy This Means War for Twentieth Century Fox.
Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon are attached to star in the story 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.
Robert Simonds is producing."
Sorta sounds like Keeping the Faith mixed with Die Hard (but without the religious aspects and Bruce Willis).
The concept's okay, a bit weird for McG (who just got kicked out of Disney before he had a chance to do 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo) (and considering his previous directing efforts - both Charlie's Angels films, We Are Marshall and Terminator Salvation) but with the right cast, the right director and the right effects, this could be a genre-bending romantic comedy (not just a cookie-cutter one). Apparently this film was once written for Martin Lawrence.
"Entertainment Weekly reports that Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, upcoming The A-Team) has dropped out of the McG-directed romantic comedy This Means War. He was set to star with Reese Witherspoon.
The magazine says that 20th Century Fox was hoping to shoot the film in July.
This Means War is the story 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.
Cooper is expected to film The Hangover 2 this fall for a May 26, 2011 release."
"They’re both in demand actors right now, so it’s only logical that the producers of 20th Century Fox’s Reese Witherspoon comedy This Means War would be targeting both Seth Rogen and Chris Pine to co-star with her.
McG, probably hoping for less of a rant-filled shoot than he experienced on Terminator Salvation, is behind the camera for the film, which sees a pair of best-friend roommates battle over a woman (Witherspoon) who rents the spare bedroom in their New York apartment. Thing is, it’s no ordinary squabble, since one of the friends is a secret agent, and the fight starts getting increasingly destructive.
Fox has been trying to wrangle this thing into shape since buying the script back in 1998, and has been through several casting choices looking for the right team. The Wrap reports that James Franco passed and while Bradley Cooper signed on, he then ditched the flick, either for scheduling reasons or that he just didn’t like it.
Role Models co-writer Tim Dowling is trying to get the screenplay sorted and Fox will have it shooting just as soon as a few good leading men can actually be convinced to stay on board."
Oh, that's a threesome (no bad pun intended) that I'd love to see in a movie together!