Untitled comedies are the way to go this December. Joining what I believe is the fourth untitled comedy to surface this month, Reese Witherspoon will get back in front of the camera for James L. Brooks.
Reese Witherspoon for James L. Brooks Comedy
Brooks may be a bit rusty, but he's amped up over er, this new comedy. He's been feverishly working on the film's screenplay, which is described as an ensemble project that boasts at least three major characters -- a hallmark of such Brooks films as "Broadcast News" and "Terms of Endearment."
Witherspoon recently became available for a title role when the untitled Cameron Crowe romantic comedy was pushed from February to July. With Brooks' comedy set to begin production in March, the film seemed like the perfect fit; at least on any 12-month calendar.
When it comes to James L. Brooks, we need to look back a bit further. The director's last film was Spanglish, and that came out in 2004. The dramedy was only the fifth feature in his entire directing career. Come on number six!