Anything is possible. Patrick Dempsey went from a lawnmower-riding heartthrob to being completely off the radar, only to come back again as Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Sheperd on the popular Grey's Anatomy. Sure, he's had a few films of note in between, like his stint as a police detective on Scream 3 and being shafted by Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama, but they haven't inspired sighs of "Oh, Patrick!" like Grey's. While he gets his next chance at movie heartthrob status with Made of Honor, he's getting a very, very surprising directorial Best Man.

While the idea of a Dempsey-headed romantic comedy might inspire you to think of a number of romantic comedy directors, Columbia Pictures is taking a different route. Believe it or not, the film is to be directed by the man who not only brought us a myriad of Bean movies from Merry Mishaps to Perilous Persuits, but also the oh-so-awesome Leonard Part 6 -- yes, I'm talking about the one and only Paul Weiland. Sure, the man is also responsible for Roseanna's Grave, but is that film really enough to keep him in mind for romantic comedies?

As Erik shared in December, Honor follows Dempsey's character, a man in love with a woman (yet uncast) who is engaged to someone else. She asks him to be her "maid" of honor, and he accepts the position, planning to steal her from her current beau -- definitely not a plan made of honor. It's great to see the idea of "maid of honor" get questioned, since men and women are no longer socially divided by sex, but that's pretty much dashed by his scheme to get the girl. I can only hope that they give the woman some credit and not have her heart won by a man who agrees to stand at her wedded side only to get the goods for himself.
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