Jessica Alba fits the Bill

Aaron Eckhart is a lucky, lucky man. Some might even call him too lucky. Chiselled jaw, indie film cred and the ability not to have stinkers like Paycheck ruin his reputation.

But now the man has gone too far. Not content with starring in one of the year’s funnier films - Thank You For Smoking - he’s about to star in one that features not only Jessica Alba, but also Elizabeth Banks. Can no one stop him?

Alba and Banks have signed up to co-star in Bill, which focuses on the title character (Eckhart), a man sick of his mundane life and his wife (Banks). His world falls further apart when he catches his wife having an affair. But with a little help from unusual and alluring saleswoman Nancy (Alba), he starts getting his sense of identity and confidence back. Our sympathy goes out to him, but pardon us if we seethe with pure jealousy.

Alba’s inclusion comes hot on the heels of Lindsay Lohan dropping out of the movie – surely not because she thinks she’s too good for small indie movies since working on Robert Atman’s upcoming A Prairie Home Companion? After all, we’ve seen Just My Luck…

Bernie Goldman (producer of Land Of The Dead) is writing and directing on this one, which also stars Deadwood’s Timothy Olyphant and The Butterfly Effect’s Logan Lerman. Goldman starts his cameras up on 8 June in Missouri.

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