Jake Kasdan In Talks To Helm Jason Segel's Sex Tape
Following the box office success of his R-rated comedy Bad Teacher, director Jake Kasdan has proven a hot commodity. According to Variety, the crude comedy crafter has entered into negotiations with Sony to helm their in-development raunchy rom-com Sex Tape. Should he sign on to the project, Kasdan would be reunited with his Bad Teacher co-star Jason Segel, who is attached to star as one half of a married couple whose mundane life is thrown into a frantic search when the sex tape they've made goes missing.
Previously, Sony was considering Segel's Muppets co-writer and helmer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall Nicholas Stoller for the director's chair on Sex Tape. But since he and The Muppets director James Bobin have begun penning a sequel to the Oscar-winning family film, Stoller can no longer fit Sex Tape into his busy schedule. And he's not the only one who has walked away from this ribald romp.
Just last fall, Sony had made a surprising choice for Segel's leading lady, approaching rom-com queen Reese Witherspoon for the role. Of course, in the late '90s, Witherspoon was a master of playing the good girl with a bad streak in films like Fear, Pleasantville and Cruel Intentions. However, through a string of bubbly romances, her image has become squeaky clean, making her an unexpected choice for Segel's co-star. Perhaps Witherspoon came to the same conclusion, as she is no longer attached to the project. At present there's no word as to who could take her place, but Sony seems eager to get Sex Tape rolling, so if Kasdan commits quickly, casting news is sure to follow in short order.
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