Gwyneth Paltrow will take a producing credit for the first time on Me Times Three, a film of the novel by New York Times style reporter Alex Witchal, which was acquired this week by Miramax Films. Bobby Cohen, who produced Bounce and View From the Top both starring Paltrow, will produce the film with Paltrow attached as co-producer and star.
Me Times Three, which will be published by Alfred A Knopf in Jan 2002, is the story of a young, suburban New York woman who works as junior editor at a hip fashion magazine. She is engaged to her high school sweetheart and life seems perfect until she discovers that her fiancee has been secretly engaged to not one, but two other women.
Bob Osher, co-president of production at Miramax, Meryl Poster, co-president of production, and Cohen brought the production into Miramax. Poster and Erica Steinberg, vice president of creative affairs, will oversee the film for the company. Osher negotiated on behalf of Miramax; CAA represented Paltrow; CAA and Kathy Robbins negotiated on behalf of Witchel.