Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon Teaming Up for Cameron Crowe Movie

By Rich King on June 8, 2008

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon have signed on to star in an upcoming romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe, according to Variety.

The script for the still-untitled feature film was written by the 50-year-old Crowe, who made his screenwriting debut with 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Over the years, Crowe has penned such favorites as "Say Anything," "Singles," "Jerry Maguire," and "Almost Famous."

The plot for the film is being kept under close wraps, after Columbia Pictures beat out four rival studios for the rights to the production.

Shooting is expected to begin next January after the schedules for Stiller and Witherspoon open up.

Stiller, 42, most recently appeared on screen in "The Heartbreak Kid." He has several upcoming roles, including the comedy "Tropic Thunder," which is due in theaters in August.

Stiller is currently busy shooting "Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian."

Witherspoon, 32, next appears alongside Vince Vaughn in "Four Christmases," a film in which both stars are also producers. The actress is also voicing characters for DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens."

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