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Dench and Monaghan Enjoying "Better Living Through Chemistry"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Dame Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan have signed on to co-star with Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Garner in a film about a pharmacist gone wild.

    "Better Living Through Chemistry" landed at No. 13 on the 2010 Blacklist (PDF), which describes the film thusly:

    "Jane Eyre"

    [NATL] "Jane Eyre"
    Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the latest retelling of Charlotte Brontë's classic tale of a poor young woman and her dangerous relationship with a wealthy man.

    A straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.

    Renner, of course, is the pharmacist, with Garner as the trophy wife and Monaghan presumably as Renner's wife. And according to a reading done by Script Shadow (hat tip to Collider), the film is narrated by Judi Dench, that is, Judi Dench the actress will be portraying Judi Dench the narrator. Got that? 

    "The Town"

    [NATL] "The Town"
    Ben Affleck gets back behind the camera for this crime drama in which he also stars as a bank robber who falls for the one woman who can send him and his crew to jail. Co-stars Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively and Chris Cooper. Opens Sept. 17.

    We love the casting. Monaghan is one of the great wasted talents of her generation (we fear she may be wasted here again as "the wife," as she was in "Due Date") and Garner's done some impressive work in film's like "Juno" and "The Invention of Lying."

    The film, which is being written and directed by David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, plans to start shooting in August, reported Variety.

    "Due Date"

    [NATL] "Due Date"
    Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis race across the country in the hopes of getting RDJ home in time for the birth of his first child.