Monday, January 24, 2005

What If Your Life Was Just a Very Clever Novel?

'Kay, this just seems odd... but in a good way. Stranger than Fiction is Marc Forster's (Finding Neverland) latest production. Starring Emma Thompson, Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Maggie Gyllenhaal... yes, I do believe this could be a very weirdly good (goodly weird?) movie.

Ferrell stars in the film as an IRS auditor who all of a sudden begins to hear a voice that is narrating his life. He, however, is the only one that can hear the voice. Turns out the voice is that of an author who is writing a novel about the life of the auditor. When Ferrell's character starts to take the author's advice, his life takes a turn for the better.

Gyllenhall will play Ferrell's love interest, while Thompson would take on the role of the writers-blocked author. Queen Latifah would play an employee of the book company whose job it is to get blocked authors writing again. Zach Helm penned the script.

Yep, I'm down for this one. They say it's "in development..."; if anyone knows when it will actually be out, let me know!