Look out, America: it's Vin Diesel time! Remember Erik's post about Black Water Transitearlier today, in which he mentioned that the man is set to star in roughly 400 films over the 18 months or so? Well, now it's 401: Varietyreported this morning that Diesel (who, like Joss Whedon and Terrence Howard, is clearly giving up on sleep in order to expand his resume as quickly as possible) will star in Player's Rules, a pitch that Touchstone Pictures has grabbed expressly for him. And it's not an action flick, or even a drama -- ladies, steel yourselves, because Vin is about to get romantic. Aw yeah!

Variety's details on the project are frustratingly slim, but the movie is described as a romantic comedy that offers a "unique take in the ongoing war between men and women." The screenplay is being written by Ron Bass and Jen Smolka, which might be a good sign for the project. While Bass writes a lot and has hit pretty much every genre over the years, having penned such hits as My Best Friend's Wedding, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, the man knows his romance and comedy. (Plus, as a special bonus, he also wrote Rain Man and therefore is well-equipped to throw a severely autistic character into the mix, should the need arise.)



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