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
Reese Witherspoon, out trying to do promotional interviews for this month's How Do You Know, keeps getting peppered with questions about Robert Pattinson. While it wouldn't surprise us to see this question randomly thrown at every starlet these days, there is logic at play. Witherspoon stars alongside the Twilight heartthrob in the upcoming Water for Elephants. Witherspoon on Pattinson and Twilight >> Posted 12.08.10 by reelz
This December, writer/director James L. Brooks (As Good as It Gets) re-enters romantic comedy territory with How Do You Know, which follows Reese Witherspoon as a romantically-challenged woman trying to decide between a man who has it all (professional baseball player Owen Wilson) and a man who is losing everything (Paul Rudd). While the trailer shows that the choice is fairly obvious, Brooks has a penchant for turning the often stale romantic comedy formula into something worth watching (ok, maybe not Spanglish, but Broadcast News gives Brooks a pass).
Joining in on the fun is Brooks regular Jack Nicholson, playing Rudd's father, who got the role after Bill Murray passed. How Do You Know is currently scheduled to open on December 17, 2010. Posted 08.13.10 by Ryan