A Lot Like Love: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amanda Peet, who stars opposite Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton onscreen in Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give for Columbia Pictures, has been cast opposite Ashton Kutcher in the Beacon Pictures/Walt Disney Co. co-production of A Lot Like Love for helmer Nigel Cole.

Kutcher had been circling the romantic comedy for weeks, sources said, reading opposite potential co-stars. Now with the positive pairing of Peet, reps for both are negotiating their deals, with shooting scheduled to start in April, when Kutcher is on hiatus from Fox's "That '70s Show." The Colin Patrick Lynch-penned project revolves around a guy and a girl who manage to resist their mutual attraction over the years only to see fate throwing them back together.

Brian B.