Cook to topline 'Chuck'

Lionsgate is in final negotiations to pick up comedy “Good Luck Chuck” out of turnaround from New Line, keeping Dane Cook in the lead role. Story revolves around a handsome but self-involved dentist who discovers that every woman he goes out with meets her soul mate immediately after dating him, keeping him free to continue playing the field. But the blessing turns into a curse when he meets his true love. “Good Luck Chuck” is rumored to have stalled at New Line over casting of the female lead. Lionsgate, which is eyeing a July start date, reportedly is considering Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, among other thesps.

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