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Chris Rock, Melissa McCarthy Teaming For New Romance?

Chris Rock

First Posted: 02/ 3/2012 1:21 pm Updated: 02/ 3/2012 1:56 pm

He may be playing Julie Delpy's bespeckled beau in "Two Days In New York," her stateside sequel to 2007's "Two Days In Paris," but it seems Chris Rock has his eyes on another woman: Melissa McCarthy.

"I'm trying to romance her," the comedian told the LA Times, adding that he is penning a script, which imagines the unconventional duo trafficking in rowdy dysfunction. A "Jerry Springer couple," he said.

Sure, that sounds amazing. (Like, really amazing.) But McCarthy has quite the list of suitors already. She's attached to star with Jason Bateman in "Identity Theft," which, as you may have guessed from the title, is about a person who has their identity stolen.

She's also Paul Feig's dream better-half for Jon Hamm in "Dumb Jock."

"I'm very excited about that project," Feig said to Movieline last summer. "I'm writing with them in mind, and it's just a love story that I've always wanted to write, that I think will be really funny, but will play much more real than most quote-unquote romantic comedies. Fingers crossed, I get them to do it."

[via LA Times]

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