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Deals: Catherine Zeta-Jones vs. Harrison Ford

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94523__zj_lCatherine Zeta Jones. How come I can’t even think that name without hearing it in Sean Connery’s heaviest Scottish accent? (It can’t just be me, right?) Anyhow, the Oscar-winning, T Mobile pitchwoman has inked a deal to star in an American remake of Germany’s 2002 romantic dramedy Mostly Martha, about a renowned chef whose life is thrown into turmoil when she’s forced to take care of her young niece.

Harrison Ford, meanwhile, will star in the historical drama Manhunt as Col. Everton Conger, the man responsible for tracking Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. The flick will be based on Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, by James L. Swanson, due out in February.

So here’s the question: Which movie sounds like a better bet to you? I’m voting for Manhunt, since the busy-woman-transformed-by-a-moppet’s-love thing has already been played out via Raising Helen, Uptown Girls, etc.

What do you think?

Originally posted September 21 2005 — 3:19 PM EDT

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