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Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep are teaming to star in Ben Younger's feature Prime, which Mark Gordon and Bob Yari's Stratus Film Co. is negotiating to acquire, sources confirmed. The romantic comedy -- being produced by Team Todd sisters Suzanne and Jennifer Todd -- is a New York-set story that centers around the emotion and humor that ensues when a 22-year-old painter from Brooklyn falls in love with a 37-year-old career woman (Bullock) from the Upper East Side. Streep is attached to play the Bullock character's therapist. The part of the young male painter has yet to be cast. Younger will direct from his own script. Although deals are still being worked out, it is expected that Yari and Gordon will receive some sort of producer credit, common on all Stratus projects. The pieces of the project came together recently after Younger signed on for representation at CAA, home to both Streep and Bullock. Younger wrote and directed Boiler Room, starring Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Affleck, for New Line Cinema. Team Todd also produced Boiler Room. Bullock recently re-upped her Warner Bros. Pictures production pact while also signing on to star in a sequel to Miss Congeniality. Streep next stars in HBO's Angels in America.

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