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Jason Segel Wants Emily Blunt for a "Five-Year Engagement"

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    Jack Black stars in this retelling of JOhnathan Swift's classic satire about a regular guy whose ship crashes ashore on the island of Lilliput, which is inhabit by people about the size of his finger. Cue the wacky! (Published Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010)

    It seems that Jason Segel is eager for a reunion with his "Gulliver's Travels" cos-star, Emily Blunt.

    Segel is poised to offer Blunt a role in "Five-Year Engagement," according to Vulture. Segel co-wrote the screenplay, about the ups and downs of an engaged couple as the slowly inch their way toward the altar, with Nicholas Stoller, who will direct. Judd Apatow is producing.

    "Gulliver's Travels"

    [NATL] "Gulliver's Travels"
    Jack Black stars in this retelling of JOhnathan Swift's classic satire about a regular guy whose ship crashes ashore on the island of Lilliput, which is inhabit by people about the size of his finger. Cue the wacky! (Published Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010)

    Stoller has directed Segel in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and this summer helmed that film's spin-off, "Get Him to the Greek."

    This new film follows the ups and downs of an engaged couples romance as the slowly inch their way toward the altar.

    The "Get Him to the Greek" Trailer Has Arrived

    [NATL] The "Get Him to the Greek" Trailer Has Arrived
    The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" spin-off hits theaters June 4, and judging by the trailer it's about half as smart, twice as funny and equally entertaining. (Published Thursday, Mar 11, 2010)

    "It's definitely an extension of our desire to explore the depth of human misery," Stoller told Variety back in 2008. "If Sarah Marshall (played by Kristen Bell) and Jason's character had stayed together, this might be the sequel."

    Segel and Stoller previously tried to get Blunt to play Aldous Snow's wife Jackie Q in "Greek"-- a role that Rose Byrne absolutely crushed--but she was contractually obligated to do "Gulliver's" instead.

    "The Wolfman"

    [NATL] "The Wolfman"
    This reboot of the classic monster franchise stars Benicio del Toro in the title role, along with Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blount. (Published Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010)

    Blunt's had a tough year, thus far, having to drop out of "Greek" for "Gulliver," the epic flop of "Wolfman" and "The Adjustment Bureau" getting pushed back from September to March. But, hey, he she got married to John Krasinski, so she's got that going for her, which is nice.