OK, I don't necessarily consider myself the biggest Cameron Diaz fan around; seriously, I never really got why everyone found her so funny and lovable on screen (and yes I have seen There's Something About Mary, and yeah; still don't get it). But, comedy seems to be where audiences like her, so why not give them what they want? Variety reports that Diaz might be headed back to the world of comedy for the battle of the sexes flick, Bobbie Sue.

According to Variety, the story will center on "a hard-charging female ambulance chaser whose mindset makes her the ideal candidate to be the face of a prestigious law firm when a powerful client is sued in a sexual discrimination case." Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas) has already been hired to start polishing the screenplay for Warner Bros, but let's just say I'm not holding my breath that Fox is hard at work turning this script into a scathing comedy about gender politics. In fact, my guess is that we will probably end up with something a little more along the lines of The Proposal.

If you are a regular reader around these parts, then it is no secret that I've got a few problems with 'Chick Flicks' and unfortunately those are usually the only roles that Diaz can score. Now, I might be in the minority, but I have always thought that Diaz's best performances were the ones that finally let her be something other than just a hot chick. Say what you want about Vanilla Sky, but Diaz's turn as a woman who thinks she is immune to the emotional pitfalls of casual sex is probably one of the best things she has ever done. Hopefully when Richard Kelly's The Box hits theaters this fall, it will remind those casting agents out there that Diaz is capable of much more than just dancing around in her underwear.
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