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Down With Love

Ewan McGregor, Down With Love

Why we can't wait to see ''Down With Love''

THE STORY A feminist advice author falls for her polar opposite: a smooth-talking journalist/playboy. Think early '60s sex comedies.

THE GOODIES Ewan McGregor as a Rock Hudson type (above), Renée Zellweger as his Doris Day, and cheesy painted backdrops as their New York City

CREATIVE CASTING Peyton Reed (''Bring It On'') was plucked from teen-movie hell -- not the most likely of training grounds -- to direct. His next project is just as surprising: the second adaptation of Marvel Comics' ''Fantastic Four.''

LOOK FOR TV regulars David Hyde Pierce (''Frasier''), Jeri Ryan (''Boston Public''), and Rachel Dratch (''SNL''), plus Tony Randall, who carried third billing long ago in three Hudson/Day pics

BURNING QUESTION After ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' ''Chicago,'' and now this promising role, you've got to wonder, ''Who is Zellweger's agent, and where do the rest of us sign up?''

TREND WATCH Get ready for a slew of nostalgic homage films, following this one and Todd Haynes' ''Far From Heaven.'' Hey, after the recent revival of the movie musical, nothing's shocking.

COULD BE The film that confirms both McGregor and Zellweger as A-listers. Or... the dud that knocks them back into B-land.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003