Gwyneth Paltrow To Laugh It Up As Sex Addict In New Comedy

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is preparing to play a sex addict in a new comedy, quite the departure from her recent Oscar-winning performance and cookbook creating role.

The 38-year-old A-lister has signed on to play Thanks For Sharing, where she’ll star next to Nip/Tuck star Joely Richardson and the always fun to watch Tim Robbins.

The move is being directed by The Kids are All Right screenwriter Stuart Blumberg, marking the first time he’ll step behind the camera.

Here’s the synopsis for the movie from Entertainment Weekly:

Thanks for Sharing tells the story of a group of people who bond over their sex addictions. Patrow’ll play Phoebe, a businesswoman who gets romantically involved with Joey, another addict played by Mark Ruffalo.

If you simply can’t get enough of Ruffalo and Paltrow together they are also already working together on 2012’s superhero flick The Avengers in which Ruffalo plays The Hulk and Paltrow revives her role as Pepper Potts from the Iron Man series.

Speaking of the upcoming sex addicted comedy Blumberg says:

“I couldn’t imagine actors more perfect than Gwyneth, Mark, Tim and Joely for this film,” while adding, “I can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life with their unique and formidable talents.”

Will you be heading out to theaters when Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo debut Thank for Sharing? I personally am growing a little bit tired of the friends with benefits type movies that seem to be popping up on a semi-regular basis as of late.