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Cameron Diaz to Star in An Ex to Grind With Benicio Del Toro 2010-04-20 11:30:00

Cameron Diaz Has An Ex to Grind With Benicio Del Toro

Well, this very well might be the strangest romantic comedy couple ever: Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro have signed on for An Ex to Grind, a film adaptation of the novel by Jane Heller. The story follows a big-shot athlete (Del Toro) who supports his wife (Diaz) until, years later, an injury reduces him to a stay-at-home slob while she shoots up to business success. She wants to ditch him but doesn't want to pay alimony, so she hatches a plan to find him a new wife — which backfires when the other woman gets him to pull his act together.

I actually think this premise sounds cute, but Del Toro? In a rom-com? With Cameron Diaz, no less? I'm sure the guy can be funny, but I can't quite picture him doing the sort of cheeseball humor often required of the genre. One explanation of his surprising choice: he supposedly wanted to do another film with producer Laura Bickford, who also worked with him on Traffic and Che — but needless to say, this is quite a jump from those films. So, what do you make of this career move? Can you see these two as a couple?

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