Martin vs Baldin

Steve Martin joins Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in untitled romantic comedy

Steve Martin to set  join Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in the untitled romantic comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers.

Martin and Baldwin will play rivals for the affection of a woman (Streep). Meyers set up the project at Universal after making her two previous films at Columbia in “Something’s Gotta Give” and “The Holiday.” Universal acquired foreign on the latter, and the film performed more strongly overseas than it did domestically.

Meyers, who previously worked with Martin on “Father of the Bride”, will produce with Scott Rudin.

Martin next reprises his role as Inspector Clouseau in “Pink Panther 2”.