Elton John and David Furnish's company to produce Boy Girl Thing

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October 07 2005 12:00 AM ET

Samaire Armstrong
(HBO's Entourage) and Kevin Zegers are starring
in It's a Boy Girl Thing
, a romantic comedy developed by Elton John and David
Furnish's production company. Sharon Osbourne, wife and
manager of rock star Ozzy Osbourne, also stars in the
project, which began shooting in Toronto this week and
moves next month to the United Kingdom.

Armstrong and
Zegers play two teenage next-door neighbors who are sworn
enemies. Waking up one day to find themselves in each
other's bodies, each sets out to destroy the other's
high school reputation before going from infuriation
to infatuation. Osbourne and Maury Chaykin (Where the
Truth Lies
) will play Zegers's parents.

Nick Hurran
(Little Black Book) is directing from a
script by Geoff Deane. "I see it as a romantic comedy within
a body-switching movie, [rather] than just a
high-concept movie," Hurran said. "It happens, but
most of the enjoyment is out of the romantic comedy."
Hurran also said John, via his Rocket Pictures banner,
has been instrumental in helping the movie get traction.
"He's good at getting it together and getting it out there,
which for an independent movie, that's a huge part of
the battle. It's not under the studio system, and a
producer like him provides openings. He's a fantastic
asset."

John and Hurran
are putting together the soundtrack, and John might
contribute a new song. There is no U.S. distributor for the
movie as of yet. Prospero Pictures is also producing.
Zegers starred in the Air Bud movies and appears in
the upcoming Transamerica opposite Felicity Huffman.
Armstrong, who played talent agent Ari's assistant in Entourage
, will next be seen with Lindsay Lohan in
Just My Luck
. (Borys Kit, via Reuters, with additional
reporting by Advocate.com)

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