He's Just Not That Into You Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin are negotiating for a film called He's Just Not That Into You which has already signed Drew Barrymoore and has Ken Kwapis directing the adaptation of the Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccill novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).
The book is billed by The Hollywood Reporter as a “commentary about modern-day relationships and how men and women often misconstrue the intentions of the opposite sex”.
Now straight away my hackles go up because that spells “misunderstanding”, and that is the fundamental key of any soap opera, well it is in the UK anyway. Have a misunderstanding between two characters and stretch it out for a few episodes until it's almost painful. Hopefully this novel and film aren't in that realm and delve a little deeper into the relationship arena.
Already there's good hope that it will because both Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccill worked on Sex and the City, one as a consultant and the other as a writer, so it does bode well. Has anyone read the book and can comment?
The stunning Jennifer Connelly will play a woman in a tired marriage with Bradley Cooper – how could you be tired of marriage with a wife like her? Meanwhile Kevin Connolly is a man who is pining after an as yet uncast woman who just happens to be having an affair with the husband of Cooper's character.
Meanwhile, this is turning into a soap already, Gennifer Goodwin plays a woman who is obsessed with Kevin Connolly, that's the man who is having an affair with Connelly's character (with an 'e', not an 'o'), and she keeps bumping into Justin Long who tries to help her become more refined and noticed...presumably he'll fall in love with her too.
Yes, it's going to get complicated on the plot front. Oh wait, there's more. Drew Barrymoore is playing a woman who just can't get moved on from dating, and her storyline will show how the dating process has become just that, a process obsessed with itself rather than the ultimate goal.
How's Ken Kwapis going to cope? Well let's hope better than Licence to Wed.
Wow, I was going to write this off originally, but now I've typed my way through that I'm actually rather interested, if somewhat confused!