BAD BOYS star Will Smith is giving up on his usual action movies to play a matchmaker in romantic comedy LAST FIRST KISS.

In the film, expected to start shooting in March (04), Smith will play a matchmaker who claims his service can set the perfect couple up in just three dates.

Bosses hope to secure Eva Mendes as a journalist who joins the program with the sole intention of exposing Smith's character as a fraud.

Mendes has yet to commit to the movie - she's already signed up to star with Colin Farrell in ASK THE DUST early next year.

11/11/2003 02:14