Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s bestselling self-help book, He’s Just Not That Into You, has gone from the top of the charts to the cultural lexicon, to the point where the titular phrase has become popular shorthand for “wake up and move on, dummy.” It’s being turned into a movie, of course, courtesy of New Line and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films — and now The Hollywood Reporter is offering an early rundown of the cast.
According to the article, Barrymore — who can be seen in next year’s South of the Border, with Cheech Marin and Salma Hayek — will star as “a woman perpetually confused by dating,” and could be joined by…deep breath…Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin. From the article:
Jennifer Connelly plays a woman stuck in a tired marriage with Cooper’s character. Kevin Connolly, meanwhile, is a man pining after a woman, still not cast, who is having an affair with Cooper.
Goodwin is a young woman obsessed with Kevin Connolly’s character who tries to set up accidental meetings with him only to run across his friend, played by Long, who takes her on as a “My Fair Lady” experiment.
Not a bad group of actors, all in all; the timing is particularly fortuitous for Connolly and Goodwin, who are enjoying small-screen success with HBO’s Entourage and Big Love, respectively. No word on when the movie will be hitting screens, but production is slated to begin in September.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter