Martin, Streep and Baldwin in comedy
Steve Martin and The Pink Panther, a defining point in his career, bottoming it out that is, what happened to his former glory days? Well there's a chance, a slim chance, that he might be trying to regain some kudos by mixing with the right people.
He's set to join with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in a romantic comedy directed by Nancy Meyers, now surely that smells better than another Pink Panther destruction?
Actually, I think it does more than that, and it could really spell his return to comedy - you know, the funny stuff - however there's something nagging me a little about the plot that some might find a little difficult to take.
Nancy Meyers has written and will direct a romantic comedy which sees Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin playing two men trying to fight for the affection of a woman, obviously played by Meryl Streep. The story comes from Variety.
The first thing that springs to mind is that the basic premise sounds pretty stock, there are elements of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels especially with the line up, but the big thing for me is will people by the romantic angle?
I think they will, Baldwin is hugely charasmatic and Martin has that silver fox look, I could see ladies falling for both and they still cut the leading men role well. What I wonder though is will Martin be able to stand up to the new found comic talents of Baldwin that are being so celebrated on television just now?
Still, good cast list and this will no doubt be far better than Pink Panther 2.