April 15, 2008

I Could Never Be Your Woman Starring a Guy

I read this description in one of the trades of a new movie that starts shooting this month:

Justin Bartha (National Treasure) will star opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Bart Freundlich’s romantic comedy “The Rebound.” about the relationship between a younger man and older woman. “Rebound” centers on a 25-year-old man (Bartha) who starts an unlikely romance with his single-mother neighbor (Zeta-Jones).
This is exactly the same premise as the Amy Heckerling film starring Michelle Pfeiffer that couldn't get released in the theatres. Please tell me why they would make the exact same film again if the previous one couldn't get into theatres. Is it because it centers on a guy and is directed by a guy?