Del Toro and Diaz in Ex To Grind
Benicio Del Toro and Cameron Diaz are in line to star together in a new romantic comedy.
Che actor Benicio is attached to star as a successful athlete married to a waitress, played by Cameron, in the 20th Century Fox movie adaptation of Jane Heller's novel An Ex To Grind, Deadline Hollywood reports.
The plot sees the sportsman become a has-been after suffering an injury and his wife, having made a success of her life, tries to divorce him, only to find she will have to pay a huge amount of money to support him to sit around on the sofa drinking beer all day.
She hatches the cunning plan of finding him a new wife to get out of alimony payments, but when the new woman in his life gets him back into shape, Cameron's character realises she loves her ex after all.
Fox has the rights to the novel with the two stars attached, but currently no director.