Oh Jessica Biel. Where would we be in life without her. Since talks to star in 8th Heaven broke down, The Hollywood Reporter tells us Biel has just signed on to star in a new romantic comedy called Easy Virtue, based on the play by Noel Coward. It's an indie, which I'd like to think is a step up from the last romantic comedy she was in (Chuck and Larry), and here she'll be starring opposite Ben Barnes. The plot revolves around an American divorcee (Biel) who travels to France and marries a Brit (Barnes) all spur of the moment like. Once married, she must return home with him to England and meet his disapproving family, with parents played by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Stephan Elliott will direct, while Endgame Entertainment is financing. The Endgame CEO had this to say about the flick: "It's a funny, lovely movie with a point." Really? What's the point? That you shouldn't fly to Europe and marry some Brit on a whim because his family will probably hate you? Is there ever a "point" when it comes to romantic comedies? Alfred Hitchcock first adapted Easy Virtue wayyy back in 1928 as a silent film, of which I would love to see one day. That was a drama, though, and this version will play up the laughs more. Next up for Biel is Powder Blue, in which she'll be playing a stripper, and Nailed, in which she'll be playing a woman who gets hit in the head, thereby unleashing a slew of sexual urges. I smell a pattern developing ...

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