America’s favorite sweethearts – those loveable and rascally thespians known professionally as Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock – are finally plying their trade together in an upcoming film, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The Adam and Aaron Nee (The Last Romantic, Band of Robbers) directed film – titled The Lost City of D – is an official “go” from Paramount, pending final talks with Tatum.
So what’s The Lost City of D about, you find yourself asking? Glad you asked: This film is being compared to Romancing the Stone (shades of The Player here) in that it’s an old-school throwback to the star-driven vehicles of yesteryear. It’s also got a screwball comedy vibe, similar to the old Thin Man film series of the 1930s and ‘40s. Specifically the story centers on a writer of romance novels who discovers that a so-called fictional city that she has written considerably about in her fiction is, in fact, a real place. What follows is a quest with her and the main actor who plays the lead in her book to find this supposedly nonexistent city.
Scribe Dana Fox hammered out the latest draft of The Lost City of D and she seems to be the right choice as a writer on this project; prior to this new film, Fox has scripted a number of screenplays similar in tone such as How to Be Single, Couples Retreat, What Happens in Vegas and The Wedding Date. The story is based off of an idea and treatment by none other than Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses fame. Gordon is keeping his hand in the project as a producer under his Exhibit A banner. Not to be outdone, Sandra Bullock will also be producing under her production house Fortis Films. Rounding out the production duties for the movie is Liza Chasin for her 3dor Productions.
The Lost City of D is without an official release date, but it is being billed as a major priority for Paramount’s new group president Emma Watts.