‘Wedding’ on track

McConaughey eyeing role opposite Lopez

Matthew McConaughey is in negotiations to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the $35 million-budgeted Destination Films/ Tapestry Films romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner.”

The pic, which had at one point been slated for a November start date, is now scheduled to begin lensing in mid-January.

McConaughey recently starred in U’s “Edtv” and will be seen in the studio’s upcoming “U-571.”

“The Wedding Planner” has already generated considerable press because Brendan Fraser, attached to co-star since August, dropped out so that he could topline Fox’s “Bedazzled” (Daily Variety, Nov. 30).

Also, Buena Vista Film Sales, originally onboard to handle foreign distribution rights and to help finance “The Wedding Planner,” opted out and was replaced by Pacifica Entertainment, the Hollywood-based co. backed by IMF, a German group of private investors; Intermedia also stepped in to handle overseas sales.

Penned by Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis, “The Wedding Planner” features Lopez as a workaholic wedding planner whose dedication to her profession keeps her from finding the man of her dreams. When she finally meets her Mr. Right (McConaughey), he turns out to be engaged to one of her clients.

Producers are Tapestry’s Peter Abrams, Robert Levy and Jennifer Gibgot, along with De Gee Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker. Prufrock Pictures’ Meg Ryan and Nina Sadowsky will exec produce.

McConaughey is repped by AMG and Beth Holden at Propaganda Management.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading