Threesome set for 'Couples' counseling

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Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis and Malin Akerman are signing up for "Couples Retreat," a Jon Favreau-scripted and Peter Billingsley-directed comedy for Universal.

The story revolves around four couples who go to a tropical island resort, with one couple working on their marriage and the others sucked into the resort's couples therapy. Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and Faizon Love are the men.

Bell is playing Bateman's wife, Davis plays Favreau's wife, and Akerman plays Vaughn's.

Scott Stuber is producing.

The movie will shoot in Bora Bora and Los Angeles.

Bell, repped by CAA and Brookside Artists Management, toplines Disney's romantic comedy "When in Rome" and is doing voice work for "Astroboy." She continues to recur on NBC's "Heroes."

Davis, repped by WMA and Mosaic Media, is coming off of the "Sex and the City" movie, which grossed $408 million worldwide.

Akerman, repped by Endeavor and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, next appears in "Watchmen," the adaptation of the Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons graphic novel. She also will appear in "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. (partialdiff)
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