Cuthbert Gets 'Sassy'

She used to be "The Girl Next Door," but now Elisha Cuthbert is ready to play a "Sassy Girl."

The beloved "24" co-star, who battled cougars and C. Thomas Howell on the FOX drama, is in final negotiations to take the lead in "My Sassy Girl," a Gold Circle Films remake of a South Korean romantic comedy.

According to Variety, Vic Levin has adapted the screenplay and Yann Samuell will direct.

As one might imagine, the plot revolves around a sassy girl who gets involved with a significantly less sassy small-town boy somewhere in the Midwest.

Production is expected to begin in October.

Cuthbert followed her head-spinning "Girl Next Door" work with a supporting part in "House of Wax." She'll next be seen (at least in a few limited markets) in "The Quiet," followed by already completed turns in "He Was a Quiet Man" and "Captivity."