May 21, 2009

Zach Braff to step behind the camera again!

As someone tremendously in love with his directorial debut (Garden State), this piece in Variety excites me quite a bit:
Zach Braff is in negotiations to direct, rewrite and co-star in the comedy "Swingles" for Paramount Pictures.
Cameron Diaz has already signed on to star.
Story, which is based on a Duncan Birmingham spec, centers on a bachelor who is dumped by his wingman and teams up with a sharp-tongued woman he can't stand in order to meet singles. Jeff Roda penned a draft as well.
Kevin Misher, whose credits include the upcoming Michael Mann-helmed "Public Enemies," is producing.
Project will mark Braff's second feature helming effort; he also directed the 2004 indie "Garden State."
Braff, who just inked a deal for his final six episodes of ABC laffer "Scrubs," also directed a chapter of the upcoming film "New York, I Love You."
-I'm still waiting for his remake of the Dogme film Open Hearts, but until then, this will do nicely...what do you think?


  1. doesn't sound like a great movie, but if he's directing, i'm in

  2. i shudder to think what he'd do to Open Hearts

  3. Oh no...not Cameron Diaz! Can anyone think of one movie that she's been at least tolerable in? Maybe "In Her Shoes," but even then, that's really stretching it.

  4. Being John Malkovich

  5. Oh, thank you, I guess you're right. Maybe because she was surrounded by so much other talent (?) But I guess that doesn't stop her from screwing up in "Gangs of New York."