The high-concept sci-fi comedy, kneecapped by Fox several years ago, is rising again in a new guise. While the earlier incarnation would have seen Jay Roach directing Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey, the new iteration will change the story's focus into a vehicle for Stiller and Reese Witherspoon.
"Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are negotiating to take on helming duties. No writer has been hired.
The comedy takes place in a future run by women, who clone and trade men like used cars. Stiller and Carrey were to play returned, outdated models who go in search of their masculinity.
The current take at Fox focuses more on the relationship between Stiller's character and Witherspoon's clone owner. Roach will remain a producer on the project along with Stiller's Red Hour Films.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Ben Stiller Still Attached To Used Guys
Sounds like an interesting story and Ill probably go see it since it has Ben Stiller. I would have loved to see Stiller and Carrey in this movie, but I guess were going to have to wait another time for something like that.