Leslie Mann in talks for 'The Other Woman'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2013
Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are in talks to star alongside Cameron Diaz in revenge comedy 'The Other Woman' about two women who team up against their lover

Leslie Mann may star opposite Cameron Diaz in 'The Other Woman'

The 'This Is 40' actress is in talks with 20th Century Fox to star in the salacious comedy about a woman (Diaz) who discovers that her lover is a married man and hatches a payback plot with his wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'Mama' actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in talks to play the role of the philandering husband, while Mann would play his wife in the revenge comedy.

The film will be directed by 'The Notebook' helmer Nick Cassavetes, based on a script from Melissa Stack. The filmmaker previously directed Diaz in 2009 drama 'My Sister's Keeper'.

The comedy - which is said to be similar to Bette Middler's 'First Wives Club' but with younger leads - will be overseen by 'Bride Wars' producer Julie Yorn, who previously worked on another female revenge flick, 'Bride Wars', which starred Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as best friends turned enemies as they set their respective weddings on the same day.

Mann recently starred in husband Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' sequel, 'This Is 40' with Paul Rudd, and will next be seen opposite 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson in 'The Bling Ring'.

Diaz's last role was opposite Colin Firth in 'Gambit', while 'Game of Thrones' actor Coster-Waldau and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain's horror flick 'Mama' topped the US box office last month.

'The Other Woman' is set to begin filming in the early summer in New York City.

The Other Woman

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
  • Written by: Melissa Stack
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lisa Maffia, Nicki Minaj
  • UK release: 23 April 2014

When lawyer Carly (Diaz) falls for Mark (Coster-Waldau), he seems too good to be true. He is: he's already married to Kate (Mann), and is having another affair with Amber (Upton). Cassavetes' film squanders its subversive wronged-women-seek-revenge premise in clichés, weak gags and an all-round lack of sass.

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