December 17 is going to be a loaded weekend at the box office with three movies competing for an audience: the 3-D, sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy, the 3-D live-action/animation hybrid Yogi Bear, and How Do You Know, the 2-D romantic comedy from writer/director James L. Brooks (As Good as It Gets, Broadcast News). While How Do You Know will have an advantage of not having to fight for 3-D screens, THR reports that it does have an inflated budget of $120 million dollars to earn back ($20 million is already returning in tax breaks). A story about a romantically-challenged woman caught in a love triangle wouldn't appear to need that much of a budget, but the report claims that the salaries of all of its stars — Reese Witherspoon ($15 million), Owen Wilson ($10 million), Paul Rudd ($3 million), Jack Nicholson ($12 million), plus Brooks' $10 million paycheck — put the budget at $50 million before cameras even started rolling.
With Sony Pictures hoping that How Do You Know will perform like last year's It's Complicated (earning $219 million on a $85 million budget), the studio has released three new clips to entice viewers about the movie. watch the clip >> Posted 12.10.10 by Ryan
Variety reports that Jack Nicholson is close to a deal for a starring role in the next project from writer-director James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, As Good As It Gets).
The untitled romantic comedy would see Nicholson starring opposite Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson. Bill Murray was in talks for the part, but production begins in two weeks and Murray has reportedly lost interest in the project and dropped out of contact with the studio. If cast, Nicholson would play the father of Rudd's character, an executive trying to win Witherspoon's heart. Wilson plays a professional baseball pitcher who's also, of course, Witherspoon's other love interest
Brooks is producing the picture, along with Paula Weinstein, Laurence Mark, and Julie Ansell, and it's scheduled for a December 2009 release. Posted 06.03.09 by reelz