Jennifer Connelly signs for ensemble romantic comedy

Connelly discovers He's Just Not That Into You...

Given that Drew Barrymore is producing and overseen the adaptation of He’s Just Not That Into You as a sprawling, Crash-alike weave of interconnected tales, you know she was going to need a hefty ensemble cast.

And now she’s found the first few thesps to join her in the film. Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long have all just signed up for the movie, which takes its lead from the social commentary bestseller written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Ruccillo and which speculated on how men and women really don’t always know how to read the other gender.

Connelly will play a woman stuck in a worn-out marriage with Cooper, while Connolly plays a man who pines after the woman having an affair with Cooper. Then there’s Goodwin, obsessed with Connolly (still following this?) who tries to set up chance encounters with him, but ends up teaming with his best friend (Long) to try and win his heart. And finally we have Barrymore’s character, a woman completely confused by the rigours of modern dating.

It’ll be shot in Los Angeles (posing as Baltimore, apparently) by Ken Kwapis, who last brought us the awful License To Wed, this September in Los Angeles.