Liane Bonin
April 09, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

You?d think Catherine Zeta-Jones would have gotten enough of the legal profession from her ongoing $3.6 million lawsuit against British tabloid Hello!, but go figure. The actress (who is suing the paper for printing unauthorized wedding photos) is currently producing ”Getting and Spending,” a romantic comedy with a courtroom slant, for Pathe Pictures. The Oscar winner will also star.

?Getting? is the story of a woman who, once accused of insider trading, tries to lure a high-powered lawyer out of self-imposed isolation to take her case. Sparks presumably fly. The script is based on a play by Michael J. Chepiga.

This isn?t Zeta-Jones? first post-?Chicago? project. She plays Brad Pitt?s animated love interest in the cartoon ?Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas,? which opens July 2. And in ?Intolerable Cruelty,? opening Oct. 10, she plays a woman who vows to take revenge on her ex-husband?s lawyer (George Clooney) by marrying him and robbing him blind through their own divorce proceedings. After that, we?re guessing Harvard Law.

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