Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro are attached to star in the romantic comedy “An Ex to Grind” for 20th Century Fox says Deadline.
Fox has just scored the film rights to Jane Heller’s 2005 novel which would follows a Manhattan financial planner who seeks to divorce her professional football player husband who has become a lazy couch potato.
Trying to get out of alimony, she finds a random woman she can dump on her ex for three months so as to violate a cohabitation clause.
The scheme doesn’t go to plan however as the new love inspires him to be the man she always wanted him to be and now she wants him back.
Laura Bickford and Julie Yorn will produce.