“Megan Fox is joining "Friends With Kids," an ensemble comedy from Jennifer Westfeldt. Westfeldt wrote the script and will star as well as produce with her partner Jon Hamm… [Adam] Scott and Westfeldt will play the lead couple; [Kristen] Wiig and Hamm will play another.”
Jennifer Westfeldt is Hamm’s real-life girlfriend and secretary (I keed, I keed). This will be her directorial debut. Here’s a quick synopsis of the ensemble comedy:
“The story revolves around a pair of thirty-something best friends who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know and resolve to bypass that stress by having a child and then date other people.”
Doesn't it seem like every week there’s a new comedy about a couple, or one destined to be, getting a baby thrown into their lives? But, back on point, Fox is set to play a girl Adam Scott starts to date in the film. To which I reply, damn you Mr. Scott, damn you. She’s mine!
Seriously, I think this is a good thing for Fox. After leaving (or being fired, depending on who you believe) Transformers, Fox needed to prove she wasn’t just another pretty face. I thought her performance in Jennifer’s Body was very underrated, but that wasn’t enough. With Passion Play rolling out and now this, we’ll see just how far she can really go.