Fox is resurrecting Used Guys, three years after the studio pulled the plug on the futuristic comedy that had Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller onboard to star and Jay Roach directing.
According to Variety, Fox is rebirthing the project, originally centered on a pair of obsolete pleasure clones, as more of a romantic comedy.
Stiller is now in talks to star and the Little Miss Sunshine team of Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton is in talks to direct. Reese Witherspoon's been approached to take the lead female role.
Fox halted the film in May 2006, a month prior to the start of lensing, saying Used Guys wouldn't be ready for its scheduled start date because of its futuristic sets. And due to the delays, the studio said, "Guys" wouldn't wrap before Carrey and Stiller had other acting commitments.
But it turned out that Fox pulled the plug when the pic's budget sailed past $110 million, even though the stars and Roach had agreed to work at reduced rates. "All the parties remain committed to making the picture when time permits," the studio said at the time.
No production date has been set.