Taming Ben Taylor: According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has picked up Scott Sturgeon and Marius Balchunas romantic comedy script Taming Ben Taylor.

Kevin Costner is attached to the project, which centers on a powerful and beautiful businesswoman who tries to convince a stubborn and difficult man (Costner) to sell his land to a country club. Sturgeon and Balchunas penned the screenplay along with Amy Lasser.

New Line Cinema is interested in Diane Lane to star opposite Costner as the businesswoman, though she does not yet have an official offer, the studio said. The project is currently out to directors.

Brian B.