Paltrow, Farrellys ‘Hal’ bent

Oscar winner also eyeing Par's 'Guy'

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to topline the Farrelly brothers next film, “Shallow Hal,” slated to begin lensing in late spring or early summer.

Penned by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, “Shallow Hal” is the story of a 12-year-old boy whose father, on his death bed, tells him to spend life with only the youngest, prettiest girls. But when we cut to the boy grown into a man of 40, he meets an unattractive woman and — evolved enough — falls in love with her inner beauty.

Though the Farrelly brothers have a first-look deal at Fox, it’s unclear whether the pic will be done at Fox or elsewhere.

Paltrow — who co-stars with Matt Damon and Jude Law in Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films’ “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” opening Christmas day nationwide — has also been eyeing Paramount’s “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” for producers Robert Evans and Lynda Obst.

Next year, Paltrow can be seen in helmer Don Roos’ “Bounce,” opposite Ben Affleck, and in her father Bruce Paltrow’s “Duets,” with Maria Bello and Andre Braugher.

Paltrow is repped by CAA, which confirmed her interest in the project.

The Farrelly brothers’ Fox-based Conundrum Prods. did not return calls on Monday.

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