Olivia Wilde Joins Freaky Friday-esque ‘Change Up’

By  · Published on September 16th, 2010

By the end of 2010, fans will see Olivia Wilde on House, in theaters for The Next Three Days and Tron: Legacy, and will hear more about her role in Cowboys and Aliens. She’s going to be everywhere, and that’s not even counting television appearances, magazine photo shoots, and co-starring roles in dreams.

Now, she’ll appear alongside Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds for The Change Up — a film that sees uptight Bateman switch bodies with slacker Reynolds for the record-breaking 2,000th body changing movie. The best possible outcome? A twist ending where Batemen finds himself permanently stuck inside Jodie Foster’s body.

You thought it was Haley Mills in Freaky Friday for a second, didn’t you? Me too. I admit having to look it up.

On the one hand, despite the premise sounding tired, Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin is at the helm. On the other hand, Fred Claus director David Dobkin is at the helm.

Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote the script, but, just as with that movie, there will probably be a lot of improvisation.

Wilde’s character was described as the “impetus for the body switch” by Deadline Scranton, which can only mean she’s the hot office co-worker who Jason Bateman wants to sleep with using Ryan Reynolds’s body.

Yeah, Wilde is definitely appearing in some weird dreams lately.

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