Lionsgate is about to buy the rights to the comedy, Good Luck Chuck from New Line.
The studio is keeping Dane Cook in the lead role, as well as Mark Helfrich who makes his directorial debut. Variety reports the film is rumored to have stalled at New Line over casting of the female lead. Lionsgate is considering Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, among others
Good Luck Chuck revolves around a handsome but self-involved dentist who discovers that every woman he goes out with meets her soul mate immediately after dating him, keeping him free to continue playing the field. But the blessing turns into a curse when he meets his true love.
Look for a production start for Good Luck Chuck in late July.