He won't be coming back for Michael Bay's Transformers 4, but Josh Duhamel is now in talks for a part alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum in You're Not You, a new drama based on the book by Michelle Wildgen. The story follows a young, selfish college student who begins to see her attitude about life start to change when she becomes the caretaker for a woman with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Duhamel's casting was revealed by THR, but the trade doesn't say what role he will be playing in the new movie. As you probably could have guessed, Swank will be playing the dying woman while Rossum will assume the role of the self-obsessed student. George C. Wolfe, who made his feature directorial debut in 2008 with the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Nights in Rodanthe, is helming the new movie, which Shana Feste (Country Strong) and Jordan Roberts (1, 2, 3 Frankie Goes Boom) wrote the script for. In addition to starring, Swank is also serving as a producer on the movie along with her 2S Films partner Molly Smith and Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. The article doesn't mention when they are aiming to go into production.
Duhamel has actually appeared in a movie with Swank before, as they both had parts in the Frank Marshall movie New Year's Eve (even though I saw the movie I honestly can't recall if they shared any scenes). He has a big year coming up in 2013 with roles in Kevin and Michael Goetz's thriller Scenic Route, the Peter Farrelly-produced comedy Movie 43, and Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven.
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