You had me at hello Russ…you had me at hello

The girly magazine gossip mill have their work cut out for them for the next year or so with news that Renee Zellweger is set to join Russell Crowe on “Cinderella Man”. The Ron Howard directed flick heads into production in the Spring. According to Variety, Zellweger’s signed a package deal with Universal and Miramax that will pay her $21 million to do both “Cinderella Man” and the sequel to “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, which begins filming in October. On both films, Universal will be the domestic distributor and Miramax internationally. In Cinderella Man, Crowe will play Jim Braddock, a Depression-era boxer who became a folk hero by winning a brutal 15-round match with heavyweight champion Max Baer in 1935. Zellweger will play his wife.