Binoche Joins Carell Rom-Com

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Juliette Binoche‘s name has become synonymous with highly dramatic and compelling stories such as The English Patient and Chocolat. Well, break out the confetti, Miss Binoche is taking an alternate route as she has signed on to star opposite Steve Carell in the Touchstone Pictures romantic comedy Dan in Real Life.

The film will be directed by Peter Hedges and follows Carell who plays a widower with three daughters who writes a parenting advice column but finds all his well-honed formulas tested when he goes on a family vacation and falls in love with the girlfriend of his younger brother. Binoche will play that girl, and Dane Cook plays his sibling.

The pic was written by Pierce Gardner and will begin filming in October for a 2007 release.