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June 17, 2009 8:59 AM
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Overture Acquires "Forever"

Overture Films has announced today that it has acquired "Celeste and Jesse Forever," a romantic comedy co-written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Jones will also star in the film to be produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd of Team Todd. The story "focuses on a young couple in the midst of a divorce who attempt to maintain their friendship while pursuing new relationships."

“Rashida is among the brightest and funniest young actresses today and we are delighted to be working with her,” Overture CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett said in a statement. “The script she and Will have put together is witty and touching and with Team Todd in the mix, the project has great promise.”

Team Todd is behind the "Austin Powers" franchise and has also produced Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" and Christopher Nolan's "Memento." The company is currently in post-production on Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland."

"We are such big fans of both Rashida and Will and it is exciting to be working with them creatively," Jennifer and Suzanne Todd said in a statement. "Rashida is proving she’s one to watch both in front of the camera and behind the scenes."

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