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Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in One Film?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 11, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 11, 2010 |

This may be a crap movie, but hell if it ain’t good casting. Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman have signed on to Change Up, yet another one of those body-switching movies. The script comes from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote The Hangover, and David Dobkin (The Wedding Crashers) — who was the Todd Phillips of Hollywood during those few years when Todd Phillps relinquished the throne — is set to direct.

This one is a … what … a bromantic take on the body-switch comedy? Bateman will star as a responsible family man who switches bodies with Reynolds, who is playing a lazy man child. (I don’t blame him — I’d switch bodies with Reynolds, too. I’ll let the rest of you finish that joke).

The thing about these body-switching movies is that, in general, they are very bad. But they are also weirdly fun to watch. They’re fucking irresistible. I don’t understand what part of our brain identifies with the premise, but man: Candy. (Also: Man Candy).

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, people. There’ll be enough wry humor in this film to rip a hole open in the sarcasm continuum.

(Source: THR)

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