Kate Hudson has signed on to star opposite Owen Wilson inUniversal Pictures' comedy You, Me And Dupree.

Joe and Anthony Russo will direct from a screenplay by MikeLeSieur. The project is scheduled to begin production later this year.

The story centres on a newlywed couple whose relationship hits arock when the groom's unemployed best man moves in temporarily, only to decidehe wants to stay.

Scott Stuber and Mary Parentwill produce with Owen Wilson. Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone will serve asexecutive producers.

Universal's president of production Donna Langley will oversee theproject for the studio.

Hudson is represented by CAA, manager Rick Yorn and attorney MarcyMorris, and will next appear in the Universal thriller The Skeleton Key, which is set to open in North Americaon Aug 12.

She is alsocurrently in development with producer Lynda Obst on the feature filmadaptation of Sophie Kinsella's novel Can You Keep A Secret'