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The Gay One and the Topless One Reunite

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 8, 2009 |

Love and Other Drugs will be adapted from Jamie Reidy's memoir, Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Charles Randolph (The Interpreter). The book was about the shady practices of the pharmaceutical industry. The script will insert a love story: Gyllenhaal will play a drug saleseman who falls in love with a woman with Parkinson's (Hathaway). The relationship will play out in the political and social context of the time.

So, it sounds a little like Thank You for Smoking, although I wouldn't expect much in the way of subversive humor, or any humor at all, as Zwick doesn't exactly have a nose for it. His resume is full of deadly serious movies (also including The Last Samurai and Legends of the Fall). And if it's like most of Zwick's work, it will be almost good, but not quite.

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