Red Band Trailer for Friends with Benefits Features "No Strings Attached" Relationship
11.07.10 by Ryan
Earlier this week, the trailer for director Ivan Reitman's romantic comedy No Strings Attached debuted, revealing a story about two friends (Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman) who decide to embark on a commitment-less, physical relationship. Originally titled F**kbuddies, Paramount tried to change the title to Friends With Benefits until they realized that Sony Screen Gems had that title already for its romantic comedy about the same story, but starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis instead. Sony's Friends With Benefits is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), who also co-wrote the screenplay, and, unlike No Strings Attached, features a naughtier, red band trailer with Timberlake singing songs during intimate moments. Let the competing romantic comedy games begin!
Despite the trailers arriving around the same time, the movies won't open close to one another. No Strings Attached opens first next January, while Friends With Benefits opens July 22, 2011.