Date: 11th January 2001
GWYNETH PALTROW, HEATHER GRAHAM and RENEE ZELLWEGER are fighting it out for the lead role in a Hollywood remake of WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY.
The sexy trio are all desperate to follow in the footsteps of French beauty GARANCE CLAVEL, who starred in the original French comedy about a lonely bachelor girl's unusual adventures. Heather Graham was originally pencilled in for the role, but both Paltrow and Zellweger have forced their way into the contest.
A source close to the movie says, "Heather thought she had this wrapped up if MIRAMAX got the deal but they are also very close to Gwyneth and see Renee as possibly the best female comedy star around. "It's one of the strongest roles around for a girl. Renee saw off a lot of actresses to get the JONES (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY) film. So nobody is being ruled out." (RP/WNWCAN/KW)