Somebody at Columbia Pictures thinks Patrick Dempsey would look great in a bridesmaid dress.
According to Variety, the "Grey's Anatomy" and "Can't Buy Me Love" star has signed a pay-or-play deal to star in "Made of Honor," a high concept romantic comedy at Columbia.
The film focuses on a man (Dempsey) who agrees to an unusual offer to be the maid of honor in a wedding because he's in love with the bride. We think you can imagine where the story goes from there, particular if you've seen "My Best Friend's Wedding."
The pay-or-play aspect of the deal probably relates to how far "Made of Honor" is from going into production. No director is attached yet and the film only received a greenlight after Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont ("Can't Hardly Wait") did a rewrite on Adam Sztykiel's spec script.
Dempsey, who has picked up Golden Globe and SAG nominations for his "Grey's Anatomy" work, is about to see the first big screen fruits of his recent popular explosion. He appears with Hilary Swank in this winter's "Freedom Writers" and then pops up opposite Amy Adams in the summer film "Enchanted."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times