Reese and Zooey take the leads

Both Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel have been tapped to star in some new high-profile flicks.

Oscar winner Witherspoon (looking seriously scrawny in the recent pic below) will star in the remake of the 1939 Claudette Colbert comedy Midnight. The IMDB summary describes the plot for the original thusly: "An American gold-digger finds herself penniless in Paris. But when impersonating a baroness, she finds several ways to make money. If only she can avoid stepping into the same trap she always does–falling in love with a poor man."

I know, I know. Try to contain yourselves! Just what we’ve all been demanding, another movie about a woman trying to marry well. What will they think of next?

The remake will be written by Michael Arndt (another Oscar winner, for penning Little Miss Sunshine).

Deschanel will star, along with Marky Mark (yeah, I still love calling him that) Wahlberg, in the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan film, The Happening. It’s described as a "paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity."

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