One features party boy Ashton Kutcher and party girl Tara Reid, while the other features two of France’s most popular stars, Jean Reno and Juliette Binoche. Both films, “Jet Lag” and “My Boss’s Daughter,” are romantic comedies, and both will arrive in theatres this summer through Miramax.
“Jet Lag” finds Jean Reno in a somewhat unfamiliar role to his American fans, far removed from the tough-guy roles in such films as “The Professional” and “Mission: Impossible” and “Godzilla.” Here, Reno plays Felix, a worn-out businessman constantly on the go, the sort of man who simply does not have time to think about love let alone fall in love. Rose, played by Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, is a beautician who is running away from a failed relationship. Rose and Felix meet while waiting for the same flight out of Paris, which has been delayed, where each will discover in the other the piece that has been missing from their lives. “Jet Lag” opens in Los Angeles and New York City beginning June 13.
Originally scheduled to open this past February under the title “The Guests,” the grammatically-incorrect “My Boss’s Daughter” finds Ashton Kutcher as Tom Standsfield, who works for multimillionare businessman Jack Taylor and has eyes for Taylor’s bubbly blonde daughter Lisa (Tara Reid). When Lisa asks Tom to come over to the Taylor estate one evening, he thinks this is his chance to score, when in fact he unwittingly agreed to housesit for his boss while Mr. Taylor goes out of town for an important meeting. General wackiness is sure to ensue when one insane Taylor relative after another decides to take advantage of Jack’s being away. The film also features former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Molly Shannon, Andy Richter, Michael Madsen and Carmen Electra. “My Boss’s Daughter” opens August 22.