“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey has signed on for Paramount Pictures’ “Freedom Writers” and is in negotiations to join the cast of the Walt Disney Co. pic “Enchanted.” In the Richard LaGravenese-directed “Writers,” Dempsey will play the husband of Hilary Swank’s character in the story of a young teacher who inspires her class of at-risk students to pursue education beyond high school. Then, if scheduling conflicts can be worked out, he will take a role alongside Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Idina Menzel in the Kevin Lima-directed “Enchanted” for Disney. He’d play a hard-working single father who meets Adams’ character, who is banished by an evil queen from the animated world of Andalasia to present-day, live-action New York City.
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