Hollywood star, Cameron Diaz, and New York Yankees slugger, Alex Rodriguez, could be making a major film together soon. If Diaz has her way, the Yankee third baseman, and current flame, will star opposite her as leading man in a romantic comedy.
The Daily Express, a British newspaper, claims the actress is shopping the idea of a baseball-themed rom-com around Tinseltown.
Whether for research or romance, Diaz has been spotted in Tampa watching the Yankees and A-Rod a lot in spring training this year.
Diaz and A-Rod had been routinely spotted together since last year and, only recently, have made the relationship public domain. Cam-Rod have now joined the ranks of celebrity couples like "Bradgelina" or whatever they're called.
According to a source close to Diaz, the actress and aspiring producer has been taking more of an interest in the game itself for her film production.
"She's very excited about developing her own projects, and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend time with A-Rod and the Yankees,' the source said.
"She's even thinking that Alex could star in the movie with her."
Diaz has starred with athletes like Lawrence Taylor in "Any Given Sunday" and Brett Favre in "There's Something About Mary" before; while the closest A-Rod has gotten to a Hollywood set is dating Diaz and Kate Hudson.
Last year, A-Rod was set to make his acting debut in "Friends With Benefits," but the role never panned out.
Just what the film-going public needs, another vanity project from a self-indulged couple who thinks the public is enamoured with their love affair--in a baseball setting much less.
Couples starring in films together are usually a recipe for disaster. Breakups are almost as common as A.J. Burnett breakdowns.
"Gigli," that bomb starring Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck and was even banned in New Jersey, which started that whole annoying conjoined names thing with "Bennifer" is a prime example. Now if Gigli was about a group of gigolos, A-Rod might be a good leading man.
For every Bogie and Bacall in a "To Have and Have Not", there is a "Eyes Wide Shut" with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise--otherwise known as Kid-Cruise or Cruise-Man.
If Diaz's project ever gets the green light, maybe Cam-Rod could then remake some of the baseball classics.
"Bang the Drum Slowly," maybe? No, too suggestive a title for A-Rod.
"The Babe" is a possibility. It could be about A-Rod's go-go dancer friend in Toronto from way back.
"Pride of the Yankees?" No way that'll ever happen.
"Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars" would work. Just hire the rest of the Yankee team. Derek Jeter already showed his acting chops in last year's action comedy "The Other Guys."
What the world really needs is another "Major League." Hey, you can never get enough of Charlie Sheen these days and the Wild Thing is going to need work pretty soon.