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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

And now a second new SM movie with Diane Keaton in the works

Two articles:
Steve Martin and Diane Keaton to Re-Team in Another Comedy
Posted May 13th 2008 10:02AM by Peter Martin

A comfortable and charming cinematic couple will reunite in two forthcoming comedies, but which will come first? At the end of March, Monika Bartyzel passed on the news that Steve Martin and Diane Keaton would re-team for the first time in more than a decade for the family comedy One Big Happy. Martin and Keaton were attached to the pitch from Party of Five creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, which Paramount Pictures bought. Keyser and Lippman have other projects in various stages of development and no production timeline was mentioned.

Now, according to Variety, Paramount has bought another comedy pitch, this time from Steve Martin. Producer Robert Simonds presented Martin's idea for a comedy entitled From Zero to Sixty to all the major studios last week and Paramount was the "most aggresive in taking it off the table." Martin and Keaton would play a couple, but no other plot details emerged. Variety says production could start in the fall, but that's assuming a writer can be signed and the script completed very quickly. It may be that Paramount wants to fast track From Zero to Sixty because the script for One Big Happy will take a while to complete because of the writers' other projects.

Martin and Keaton starred together in Father of the Bride in 1991 and then followed that up with the sequel in 1995. Those films were very silly and forgettable, and I imagine these two new comedies will follow a similar path to box office success.

Posted: Mon., May 12, 2008, 8:30pm PT
Martin pitch propels Paramount
Actor will re-team with Diane Keaton

Paramount Pictures has acquired "From Zero to Sixty," a Steve Martin pitch for a comedy that will reteam him with "Father of the Bride" co-star Diane Keaton.

Robert Simonds will produce.

Simonds pitched Martin's idea last week to each studio, and Par was the most aggressive in taking it off the table. Martin and Keaton would play a couple in the comedy.

WMA repped Martin and Simonds, Endeavor reps Keaton.

Paramount could put the pic into production this fall if a writer is drafted quickly.

Simonds is the producer of the "Pink Panther" series, and he and Martin just wrapped the Harald Zwart-directed "Pink Panther 2," which will be released in February. They have already begun talking with writers about "Pink Panther 3."

Keaton last starred in the Callie Khouri-directed "Mad Money."


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