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The Ugly Truth will set Cheryl Hines, Katherine Heigl free

Category: The Ugly Truth News
Article Date: March 19, 2008 | Publication: Paste Magazine | Author: Julia Reidy
Source: Paste Magazine

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Cheryl Hines, perhaps best known for her role as Cheryl David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has signed on to the cast of The Ugly Truth, which will also star Katherine Heigl (most famously of Grey's Anatomy and Knocked Up) and Gerard Butler (most famously of P.S. I Love You, 300 and The Phantom of the Opera). Robert Luketic will direct and Karen McCullah and Kristen Smith will write, all three having worked together previously on Legally Blonde.

The film is being made by Lakeshore Entertainment, distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures and will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi for release next year. It seems to be getting a good bit of attention even though filming doesn't begin until next month, so much so that it already has a MySpace page.

In The Ugly Truth, Heigl will play a morning-show producer who has trouble in love (though, as this is a rom-com, that'll likely be remedied by film's end). Butler portrays the show's correspondent, and attempts to prove his theories on love to Heigl through a series of experiments. Hines will play Butler's manicured co-anchor.

Hines' directorial debut, Serious Moonlight, is currently in post-production, slated for release in 2009.


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