Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to reunite with the Farrellys, the filmmaking siblings who helped make him a star.
According to Variety, Still is close to signing on for the lead in "Seven Day Itch," a DreamWorks based remake which isn't, interestingly, a remake of "The Seven Year Itch."
No, "Seven Day Itch" is reportedly loosely inspired by Elaine May's 1972 comedy "The Heartbreak Kid." That film starred Charles Grodin as a man who goes on his honeymoon and promptly falls in love with another woman. Stiller would play Charles Grodin in the remake. Or at least he would play the character played by Charles Grodin. Though if Charlie Kaufman had written the script, perhaps he'd be playing Charles Grodin.
Instead, though, the film comes courtesy of the Farrelly brothers, Peter and Bobby, who directed Stiller to the box office promised land with 1998's "There's Something About Mary." The project is just one of a spate of upcoming remakes for the Farrellys, who are also expected to remake "The Valet" for DreamWorks, along with their eternally gestating Three Stooges project.
As ever, Stiller is a busy guy. The "Meet the Parents" star is currently shooting the Fox's holiday season hopeful "Night at the Museum." That will be followed by "Used Guys" for "Parents" helmer Jay Roach. It's unclear when he would have time for his "Seven Day Itch," but hope springs eternal.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times