Leslie Mann joins Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in The Change-Up
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Probably frustrated with the comedic drought her husband, Judd Apatow, is in, Leslie Mann has decided to hitch her rising star to that of fellow rising stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in the new comedy THE CHANGE-UP. None of the roles have officially been set in stone, but the good money is on Mann playing the wife of Bateman’s straight-laced character, who switches bodies with the playboy Ryan Reynolds in order to get with a lady that works in his office, presumably to be played by Olivia Wilde. No word yet on how they’re going to address the complete fantasy that someone as hot as Olivia Wilde would ever work in an office.
So this has turned out to be quite a cast with Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde. It even has some good writers behind it (Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote THE HANGOVER) and a decent director in Dave Dobkin, who directed WEDDING CRASHERS. This much comedic talent in one movie has to be a recipe for success…right?