Casanova: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regina King is in final negotiations to star opposite Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality 2 for Warner Bros. Pictures and helmer John Pasquin.

Shooting starts next month in Los Angeles, followed by New York and Las Vegas.

The project finds Bullock reprising her role as FBI Special Agent Gracie Hart. King will play Samantha, a fellow FBI agent. The duo -- at odds with each other at first -- are partnered up and must head to Las Vegas on a new case they've been assigned. Heather Burns and William Shatner also star.

Brian B.