James Marsden to Topline ‘The Box’ Adaptation

James Marsden – also known as Cyclops in the X-Men films – is in final negotiations to star opposite Cameron Diaz in helmer Richard Kelly’s horror film The Box, which is now being handled by Wesintein Company. Marsden and Diaz will play an unhappily married couple who receive a box from a stranger who tells them that if they push a button on the box, they’ll receive a hefty amount of cash — and someone they don’t know will die. Kelly adapted the $30 million Media Rights Capital production from the Richard Matheson short story “Button, Button,” first published in Playboy in 1970. Matheson adapted the story for an episode of CBS’ mid-’80s revival of “The Twilight Zone.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter