It’s hard to remember back to that time in the 80′s time when actress Winona Ryder starred in everything under the sun. From Beetlejuice and Heathers to Little Women, Ryder played diverse roles and even won a Golden Globe Award for her role in The Age of Innocence. Recently, however, she was seen as a has-been who was more recognized for her personal troubles than her work as an actress. At least she still looks like she’s 20!

It looks like Ryder is about to have a comeback. According to Hollywood Insider, Ryder beat out people like Kate Beckinsale and Uma Thurman for the leading role in Ron Howard’s new film starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. Ryder will play James’ wife in the comedy which begins shooting in May.

The movie centers on two best friends, played by James and Vaughn.When Vaughn’s character discovers that James’ wife (Ryder) has cheated on his best friend, he confronts her directly and must decide whether or not he will tell his friend. It will be interesting to see how Ryder keeps up with the two funnymen.

The chemistry between Ryder and her costars is something that should be interesting. With Howard behind the camera, you really can’t go wrong. We all know Ryder can act, but can she make us laugh is the question.

What do you think of Ryder being cast for the role of James’ wife in the film?