Witherspoon To Headline ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’
The actress will yet again reveal how men and women can’t communicate via a rom-com.
In a pretty unsurprising casting decision, Lionsgate has cast Reese Witherspoon in the long-gestating movie adaptation of the best-selling relationship manual, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, which is set to shoot in January of next year.
With a script penned by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (who helmed the 1998 high school comedy, Can't Hardly Wait, and the 2001 music comedy Josie and the Pussycats), Bryan Buckley will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which is based on John Gray's huge bestselling guide to relationships and marriage.
A newcomer to features, Buckley has a clutch of short films to his name including Asad, which was awarded Best Narrative Short at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. He's also worked on myriad flashy ad campaigns for the likes of Apple iPhone and American Express.
The film seems to be the latest in a trend of adaptations of self-help manuals, the most recent of the pack being the pregnancy ensemble comedy, What To Expect When You're Expecting. And by casting Reese Witherspoon - the go-to-girl when you're after a hit rom com - it appears that the studio have their eyes fixed firmly on the box office.
Photo credit: Witherspoon, courtesy of Getty Images/Ian Gavan.