michelle monaghan joins due date

Michelle Monaghan has been cast in the upcoming Todd Phillips comedy, Due Date. According to Collider the actress will star as the female lead opposite Robert Downey Jr., and Zach Galifianakis. This will be a reunion for Monaghan and Downey who previously starred together in the 2005 film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It will also be the reteaming for Phillips and Galifianakis who were both a part of this summer’s hit, The Hangover.

Due Date is a road trip comedy that centers on a soon to be father (Downey), and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby’s birth. The only obstacle in his way is an annoying passenger (Galifianakis). Monaghan has been cast in the role of Downey’s pregnant wife and I have to admit, I’m interested in seeing them together again. Production on the film is scheduled to begin this fall, and the release date is set for November 5, 2010. Just in time for the pre-holiday box office season.

I can’t wait to see this movie. It has all the makings of a comedy that I would enjoy. Downey is a comedian on and off the screen, so you can buy him in any funny role. Plus, the film is directed by Todd Phillips who is the man behind one of my favorite movies, Old School. That film is a classic in my eyes, so he’ll always have my support for anything he does.

What do you think about Michelle Monaghan joining Due Date?