CBS Films finds man with a 'Plan'


Alex O'Loughlin, who starred on CBS' cult vampire show "Moonlight," is in negotiations to nab the romantic male lead role opposite Jennifer Lopez in CBS Films' "The Back-Up Plan."

Written by Kate Angelo, the romantic comedy centers on a single woman (Lopez) who turns to artificial insemination to answer her ticking clock, only to see her back-up plan turned on its side when the man of her dreams shows up.

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing through their Escape Artists banner. Alan Poul is directing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin May 11 in Los Angeles, making it the second CBS Films project to go into production after the untitled Crowley project, a medical drama starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser.

O'Loughlin, repped by ICM and Andy Freeman, appeared in "August Rush" and next stars with Kate Beckinsale in the comic book adaptation "Whiteout," produced by Joel Silver and being released by Warners this year.

O'Loughlin recently booked a starring role on the CBS pilot "Three Rivers." (partialdiff)