When casting agents are looking for a young female lead, presumably they have dozens upon dozens of relatively famous young actresses who can star in a movie. So why do they all keep settling on Jessica Alba? According to Production Weekly's Twitter, Alba is in talks to star in First Wedding, Then Marriage, a comedy that will serve as actor Dermot Mulroney's directorial debut.
You may remember our report from last May, which announced that Christopher Walken and Blythe Danner had signed on to play the parents of a marriage counselor whose worldview is rocked when they decide to get divorced. Now, Jessica Alba has played some roles that stretch credulity-- a professional violinist in The Eye, for example-- but for some reason marriage counselor seems like the craziest of all. Not to mention the notion of Alba, the child of Mexican and French-Danish parents, playing the kid of WASP poster girl Danner and Walken. But hey, maybe this is that Hollywood magic everyone's always talking about.
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