According to Variety, Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the romantic comedy pitch Rebound Guy as a potential starring vehicle for Hugh Jackman.
Jennifer Robinson and Dyanne Stempel will write the script, and Jackman and partner John Palermo will produce through their Fox-based Seed Prods. banner.
Rebound Guy is the story of a carousing bachelor who only dates girls on the rebound, secure in the knowledge that they never want a serious relationship after a long commitment. When he falls in love with a girl on the rebound, he inserts a "rebound guy" in front of him and positions himself as the real guy.
Fox's Debbie Liebling and Hutch Parker are overseeing "Rebound Guy."
Seed sowed a first-look deal at Fox after Jackman followed X-Men with the sequel as well as the David Benioff-scripted spinoff film "Wolverine." Jackman and Palermo are producing the spinoff with Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel's Avi Arad.
After wrapping "X3" under director Brett Ratner, Jackman will star in Touchstone/Warner Bros.' "The Prestige," directed by Christopher Nolan.