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Rockwell wants a Better Living

Published 18/07/2011 | 14:02

Sam Rockwell is in talks to replace Jeremy Renner in the film
Sam Rockwell is in talks to replace Jeremy Renner in the film

Sam Rockwell is in talks to star in black comedy-thriller Better Living Through Chemistry.

The Conviction star is set to take over from Jeremy Renner, who has decided to focus on his upcoming commitments to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy, reported Variety.

Sam would play a strait-laced pharmacist, who decides to escape from his unhappy marriage with his wife (played by Michelle Monaghan) by having a secret affair with sexy trophy wife (Jennifer Garner). Things turn messy when their affair escalates and the cheating couple hatch a plot to murder her husband.

The film, the big-screen debut from writer-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, will feature Dame Judi Dench as a narrator.

Michelle has previously spoken about her excitement over the forthcoming role.

"It's a really great script. I play the wife, and she's a really anal, uptight - it's a character I've never really played before, but she's in there, believe me," she told The Playlist.

"I'm gonna find her! It's a great movie, I'm really excited about that one."

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