Five to haunt 'Girlfriends'


NEW YORK -- Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Anne Archer, Amanda Walsh and Emma Stone are joining Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in Mark Waters' romantic comedy "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" for New Line.

McConaughey plays Connor, a womanizer who attends the wedding of his younger brother (Meyer) and bride (Chabert). There, he's haunted by several old flames, including the bride's best friend (Garner).

Archer plays the mother of the bride, a potential Connor conquest, and Walsh plays the only bridesmaid he hasn't conquered. Stone plays the supernatural Ghost of Girlfriends Past who guides him through his romantic history in this takeoff on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Ben Affleck was set to star in the project before Disney pulled the plug on it in October 2003.

Jon Shestack and Brad Epstein are producing the feature from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's screenplay. Cale Boyter and Sam Brown are overseeing the project for New Line. Filming begins Feb. 19 in Boston.

Meyer is repped by Gersh, the Collective and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern. Chabert is repped by Paradigm, the Collective and Nelson Felker Toczek Davis. Archer is repped by APA and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment. Walsh is repped by ICM and Evolution Entertainment. Stone is repped by Innovative Artists and Raw Talent Management.