Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are giving onscreen love another go in Love and Other Drugs, an adaptation of pharmaceutical sales rep Jamie Reidy's insider-y book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. Reidy worked at Pfizer during the '90s, and according to him, everything you thought was true about those creepy folks pushing samples and pens to your doctors is true. Show me the Viagra! No wait, don't.

Gyllenhaal will play the Pfizer-pusher who meets Anna Hathaway's character during one of his sales calls. She has Parkinson's disease, so it's safe to assume that Reidy will have some sort of epiphany about the shadiness of the industry that pays him (and pays him very well) and throw it all to the wind for the woman he loves. Last time Hathaway and Gyllenhaal were together onscreen was in Brokeback Mountain, so let's hope things end a little happier this time around, eh?

Charles Randolph (The Interpreter,The Life of David Gale) adapted Reidy's book for the big screen, and Ed Zwick (Defiance,Blood Diamond) is directing. Hathaway has two movies in the queue: Tim Burton's hopefully awesome Alice in Wonderland in 2010 and Gary Marshall's Valentine's Day,which is currently in pre-production.Meanwhile, Gyllenhaal has been equally busy wrapping up David O. Russell's Nailed,Jim Sheridan's Brothers, and Mike Newell's video game abs-fest Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
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