McG Leads Bradley Cooper And Reese Witherspoon Into This Means War

By Perri Nemiroff 2010-02-04 18:27:39discussion comments
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McG has officially overdosed on CGI action and plans to go in a completely different direction with This Means War. Opposite of an effects-heavy thriller? Cliché title? It must be a romantic comedy!

Twentieth Century Fox has recruited the man behind Terminator Salvation to direct a cheesy love movie starring Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon. Cooper will play one of two best buddies since childhood who both fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). From that point on, THR explains, “The two men's bond disintegrates and their ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York City demolished in their wake.” Er – like Cloverfield demolished?

There are a number of issues that would make any sensible person wary of this project. First, McG has never dabbled in the romcom genre. Second, the last time his stars dabbled in it, we ended up with Witherspoons’ Four Christmases and Coopers’ All About Steve. Lastly, this script was picked up way back in 1998 and has seen a number of directors and stars sign on and drop out. The fact that one of those actors was Martin Lawrence is a bit puzzling. This thing has to have problems.
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