Lucas and Friedman Board Laws of Motion

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The Hollywood Reporter says director Craig Lucas and screenwriter Elyse Friedman have signed on to the Matthew Perry, Justin Long and Hilary Swank comedy Laws of Motion.

The movie centers on an uptight professor (Perry) struggling with a repressive career and community, as well as headaches caused by his free-spirited brother and sister. Swank will take on a supporting role as the perfectionist neighbor of Perry’s character.

Plum Pictures partners Daniela Taplin, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, Jana Edelbaum of Ideal Partners Film Fund and Hilary Swank Productions are producing the project with Eden Wurmfield.

“Motion” begins a Connecticut shoot this July, with plans for a fall 2008 release.

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