Garner Wraps Up 'Christmas' Present
Martha Stewart-lovin' 'Alias' star would play Stewart-esque diva
Currently the project has no writer or director, but when you have Jennifer Garner and a beloved 1945 chestnut screwball chestnut, what more do you need?
According to Variety, the new "Christmas in Connecticut" will reunite Garner with producers Susan Arnold and Donna Roth, who worked on "13 Going on 30."
Directed by Peter Godfrey, the original film starred Barbara Stanwyck as Elizabeth Lane, a famous food writer who has constructed an elaborate fictional persona as a domestic goddess raising her children on a farm. In truth, she's a single woman living in New York City. When the owner of her magazine decides to set up an elaborate publicity stunt at "her" farm, hilarity ensues.
"Christmas in Connecticut" has been remade once before as a 1992 TV movie that has the interesting claim to fame of being Arnold Schwarzenegger's feature-length directing debut.
Garner would play the Stanwyck part, showing off the chops that have made her one of Martha Stewart's favorite and most enthusiastic guests.
"Catch and Release," Garner's first starring vehicle since the end of her ABC drama "Alias," opened in fifth place last weekend with a $7.66 million domestic haul. Garner has the political thriller "Catch and Release" in the can and just signed on for a co-starring role in Jason Reitman's dark comedy "Juno."