Sony, Bel-Air face ‘Truth’

Paltrow, Affleck may topline pic

Sony Pictures Entertainment is in talks with Steve Reuther’s Warner Bros.-based Bel-Air Entertainment to co-finance “The Ugly Truth.” If the deal concludes, Columbia Pictures would likely serve as the domestic distribber, with Bel-Air handling foreign distribution.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck have been in advanced negotiations to topline the pic, but their participation — as well as the picture’s slot — could be contingent on their availability.

Penned by Nicole Eastman, “Truth” tells the story of a romantically challenged woman who receives lessons in love from a sloppily dressed, sexist TV personality.

Debra Newmyer, Kimberly di Bonaventura and Bel-Air Entertainment will produce the pic.

At one time, Bel-Air had been in talks with helmer Barry Sonnenfeld. However, he had a commitment to make his next film at Disney, which turned out to be “Big Trouble.” No director is attached to “The Ugly Truth.”

Eastman is repped by the William Morris Agency.

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