Here’s something we never thought we’d read: New Line Cinema has just picked up a romantic comedy based on NHL star Sean Avery’s summer internship at Vogue.
The former New York Ranger wing and enforcer, who signed on with the Dallas Stars this past off-season, spent his summer at the fashion magazine while also serving as a guest editor for Men’s Vogue online.
If that pitch sounds familiar to you, that’s because it is. From The Devil Wears Prada to the upcoming Simon Pegg and Jeff Bridges film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People to even this winter’s Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher (we saw the trailer last night on Gossip Girl), the whole fish-out-of-water takes a fashion job is getting kind of old.
It sounds like Mr. Avery’s story is going to be basically the same exact thing. We can picture the "funny" montage of him (played by Kevin McKidd?) trying on suits to impress his new crush and get a make over. Maybe there will even be a K.T. Tunstall song on the soundtrack!
And while Mr. Avery has had a list of Hollywood starlets that could rival even Vincent Chase (in the past he’s been linked to Rachel Hunter, Elisha Cuthbert, Mary-Kate Olsen and most recently fashion designer Charlotte Ronson) we don’t think this is great for his whole "tough guy" image. Sure he can knock an opposing player’s teeth out with a forearm shiver, but doesn’t he lose a little of his edge when a movie about him ends up co-starring Katherine Heigl?