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Rob Corddry and Lake Bell are in final negotiations to star opposite Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in the Tom Vaughn-helmed comedy “What Happens in Vegas … ” for 20th Century Fox.
Penned by Dana Fox, the story is set in motion following a night of debauchery in Vegas when two strangers (Diaz, Kutcher) discover they have gotten married and one of them wins a huge jackpot with the other’s quarter. In trying to determine the rightful beneficiary of the winnings, the duo embarks on a series of plots to undermine the other, falling in love along the way.
Corddry is set to play Hater, an attorney and the best friend of Kutcher’s character who richly deserves his nickname. In fact, he’s a world-class misanthrope with an acerbic edge. Bell will play the best friend of Diaz’s character.
Dean Georgaris is producing through his Penn Station banner alongside Mosaic’s Michael Aguilar.
Emma Watts is overseeing for the studio.
Corddry, who recently wrapped DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid” for the Farrelly brothers, stars opposite Paul Rudd and Liev Schreiber in ThinkFilm’s “The Ten.” He also is attached to star in Paramount Pictures’ “The Donor,” which he is writing with Brian Huskey and Jason Manzoukis for Jon Stewart’s Bus Boy Prods.
He is repped by Endeavor, Principato-Young and attorney Ken Richman.
Bell, whose credits include ABC’s “Boston Legal” and NBC’s “Surface,” has several film roles in the can, including New Line Cinema’s “Pride and Glory” and Universal Pictures’ “How I Met My Boyfriend’s Dead Fiance.”
She is repped by UTA and manager Joannie Burstein.
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