9 November 2012 3:59 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Writer-director Will Gluck has a distinctly sharp yet wacky sense of humor that has so far resulted in three comedies that are far better than their subgenres generally offer. The first was the underseen dudes-become-cheerleaders comedy Fired Up!, which Gluck not only helmed but also wrote under the magnificent nom de plume Freedom Jones. What seemed like a stupid comedy was actually demented and even witty fun, but ultimately a box office flop. But Gluck scored big with his follow-up, the teen sex comedy Easy A, a critically cheered hit that cemented Emma Stone's leading lady status. Then, last summer Gluck gave us a cheeky take on rom-coms with Friends with Benefits, which fared well at the box office and was warmly received by critics, but was sadly overshadowed by the bigger breakouts like Bridesmaids and The Hangover: Part II. Though Gluck has signed on to produce Screen Gems »

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