Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd are in negotiations to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in James L. Brooks' yet to be titled romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures.

According to Variety, Brooks wrote the screenplay, and is directing and producing.

The story involves a love triangle with Rudd set to play a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon's affections, while Wilson would portray a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.

As is customary with Brooks' projects, logline is being kept vague for the film, which has the working title How Do You Know?

Studio is eyeing an early summer start date.

The only potential snag for Rudd, who has been in high demand since toplining the surprise fall box office hit Role Models, is that he is also in talks to star in DreamWorks' comedy Dinner for Schmucks. That film is tentatively scheduled to lense in September. Rudd, who recently teamed with Witherspoon as the voice stars of the upcoming toon feature Monsters Vs. Aliens, next stars in the DreamWorks comedy I Love You, Man.