'Dresses' impresses Fox 2000

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Fox 2000 is signing on to produce Spyglass Entertainment's romantic comedy "27 Dresses." James Marsden and Malin Akerman have joined the Katherine Heigl topliner.

Anne Fletcher ("Step Up") is set to direct from a script by "The Devil Wears Prada" scribe Aline Brosh McKenna. "Dresses" centers on a young woman (Heigl) who has made a career out of being a bridesmaid but never a bride and faces her worst nightmare when her sister (Akerman) becomes engaged to the man of her dreams. Luckily, the wedding brings around the man (Marsden) who will change her bridesmaid status for good.

Production is set to begin in May in New York and Rhode Island.

Spyglass' Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman will produce. Rodney Farrell is overseeing the production for Fox 2000.

Marsden, best known for his role as Cyclops in the "X-Men" films, next appears in New Line Cinema's "Hairspray," set to bow in the summer. He also will appear in Buena Vista's musical "Enchanted," set for an end-of-year bow. Marsden is repped by Endeavor and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.

Akerman will next be seen starring in the Farrelly Brothers' comedy "The Heartbreak Kid," opposite Ben Stiller. Her credits include the HBO series "The Comeback" and a multiepisode arc on HBO's "Entourage." She is repped by Endeavor, Sanders Armstrong and attorney Marcy Morris.
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