Fox Searclight has set “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”‘s breakout star Paula Patton to star in romantic comedy “Baggage Claim”, reports Deadline. Multi-hyphenate David Talbert has adapted the screenplay from his own 2003 novel and will also direct the film, this September.
Patton will star as Montana Moore, a 35 year old flight attendant who is the oldest unmarried member of her family. When her baby sister gets engaged, she embarks on a 30 day or 30,000 mile to snag herself a fiance. Soon, four very different suitors present themselves: “Damon Diesel, a P. Diddy wannabe; Reverend Curtis P. Merewether, pastor of Greater House of Deliverance, Tabernacle of Praise, Worship, and Miracles; pompous attorney-turned-councilman Langston Jefferson Battle III; or Quinton Jamison, a multimillionaire who’s twenty years her senior.”
One of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue cover girls, Patton turned heads after playing the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and has also appeared in supporting roles in in movies from “Hitch” to “Swing Vote” to “Precious.” She recently wrapped up ensemble indie drama “Disconnect” and is gearing up for thriller “2 Guns” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, whom she previously worked with on “Deja Vu.”