I honestly don’t know what to think of this project. Your Cheating Heart is a comedy, directed by Ron Howard. That’s unusual, but not necessarily a bad thing — Howard directed Parenthood and actually has a good comedic eye when it comes to television, producing “Arrested Development,” and the upcoming “Parenthood” series, which looks great. (He also directed the fantastic Splash).
The movie is about a man who finds out his best friend’s wife is cheating on him, and doesn’t know what to do with that information (sounds strikingly similar to The Bachelorette Party). Vince Vaughn will play the best friend who doesn’t know what to do with the information, and Kevin James will play the husband with the cheating wife. The script comes from Alan Loeb (21, the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps).
The rub here is this: Though Howard has no real directing imprimatur, he manages to make decent films overall (save for the Da Vinci flicks). Likewise, Vince Vaughn hasn’t made a good one in years, but he’s certainly got the potential to do so. And then there’s Kevin James: Yes, Paul Blart: Mall Cop was terrible — the worst movie of 2009 — but away from Adam Sandler’s crew, he does have a certain undeniable fat man charm. He’s actually someone I want to like, but he hasn’t really given me any reason to do so.
Maybe Your Cheating Heart will be that movie. Or maybe it will be Ron Howard’s Old Dogs. The real question, though, is who will play the fat one?
And in a completely unrelated matter, there’s a FB Group called PUCKheads (I hope this isn’t another of those secret Pajiba FB Clubs) where Pajibans get together and talk crafty stuff. I don’t really understand the appeal of crocheting and the like, but HOLYSHITTHISISAWESOME.
Lindsey with an e: You rock the Godtopus house, girl.