'Transformers' star in talks to join Berlanti romance

Josh Duhamel is in talks to star opposite Katherine Heigl in romancer “Life as We Know It” for Warner Bros.

Greg Berlanti will direct, with Barry Josephson and Gold Circle topper Paul Brooks producing.

Project, penned by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson, follows two unattached adults whose worlds are turned upside down when their mutual best friends die in an accident and name them as caregivers of their orphaned daughter.

Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl are exec producing the pic. Duhamel, who plays an Air Force major in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” will next be seen opposite Kristen Bell in Disney’s romantic comedy “When in Rome,” directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

Duhamel’s repped by ICM.

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