I like doing the action and the romantic comedy stuff.
It's a romantic comedy and I chose Omar to direct it because I have watched his films and they are great.
Romantic comedy has really evolved since that time when there used to be a lot of social conventions and all sorts of reasons why people couldn't be together.
Monster-in-Law is billed as a romantic comedy, but it's actually a mystery: Why did Jane Fonda, one of the finest actors of her generation, choose this undernourished script as her comeback project after 15 years away from the screen?. But unless Fonda buys all the copies and burns them, this is a sad curtain call and places a question mark, instead of an exclamation point, on a successful career.
Often times, finding a serious idea that can be the foundation of a romantic comedy can be the difference between something that flies off like so many spinning plates or something that has some emotional weight underneath it. It also leads to the kind of actor that you can get for that role. What is often the case in a standard romantic comedy is that it's all about the-girl-and-the-boy-is-kind-of-fun vibe, but with this, you could go for an actor of real depth.
If it's approached as just a fun read, it's like romantic comedy with a marriage plot. If it's read more profoundly, there's delicious irony ... and incredible insight into human foibles. ... I hope this is a chance for all kinds of people to discover this real gem.