Monster-in-Law: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Vartan, who plays CIA Agent Michael Vaughn on ABC's "Alias," is in negotiations to star opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda in Monster-in-Law for New Line Cinema.

The Robert Luketic directed proect, "Monster" centers on a girl (Lopez) who's set to marry the perfect guy (Vartan) until she meets his mother, the world's worst mother-in-law. The mother is so overprotective of her son that she ruthlessly tries to derail his relationship with the fiancee.

Vartan would segue to "Monster" after he finishes shooting "Alias" at the end of this month. Vartan's feature credits include turns in One Hour Photo and Never Been Kissed.

Brian B.