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File this under 1) It's a stretch or 2) Spreading your wings.

Action director McG is in negotiations to helm the romantic comedy "This Means War" with Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon taking on lead roles, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. "War," which has been floating around Hollywood since 1998 and at times has had director Gore Verbinski and star Martin Lawrence interested in it, revolves around two best friends who fall in love with the same woman and subsequently have a massive falling out. File this under 1) It's a stretch or 2) Spreading your wings.

Action director McG is in negotiations to helm the romantic comedy "This Means War" with Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon taking on lead roles, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. "War," which has been floating around Hollywood since 1998 and at times has had director Gore Verbinski and star Martin Lawrence interested in it, revolves around two best friends who fall in love with the same woman and subsequently have a massive falling out.

McG's expertise is broad-based action, in such films as 'Terminator Salvation' and the two 'Charlie's Angels' outings, and even his attempt at drama, 'We Are Marshall,' was rescued by its football action. Clearly in McG's hands story lines takes a back seat. So what's with a romantic comedy? Is McG going to take this tale of two men and their disintegrating friendship into another realm, kind of like the escalating violence in 'The War of the Roses'? Or is he going to play it straight? But wait, there's more: McG's name is attached to a movie version of the Broadway and Tony-award winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' about the sexual awakening of a group of teens in 19th century Germany. What's going on here?

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