In what the Hollywood Reporter calls an "intense bidding war," New Line Cinema has apparently laid claim to a new comedy script currently called Multiple Mary. The essentials of the apparent golden script focus around a girl with multiple personality disorder who falls in love with two different fellas (one for each personality, you see) who just happen to be -- wait for it -- best friends! Apparently, however, the script is not that good, because after shelling out a whopping $2 million for rights, New Line immediately turned the script over to successful comedy writer and frequent New Line buddy Scot Armstrong. Armstrong has written or worked on a number of successful New Line flicks, and can "attract comedic talent," having written projects for Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

Bringing on Armstrong as a writer would seem to indicate the studio wants to go after some of the aforementioned comedians for the project, meaning we're likely staring down the barrel of another Frat Pack movie. Is this a bad thing? No, not at all. Like most of America, I tend to be generally entertained -- but not blown away -- by the Frat Pack team. I'd love to see some new comedic talent pop up on the radar, however. Any young actors out there who you could see stepping up for a break-out comedy performance?

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