In the romantic comedy Over Her Dead Body, Eva Longoria Parker (“Desperate Housewives,” The Sentinel, Harsh Times) plays Kate, a beautiful yet exceedingly demanding and controlling woman who obsesses over every little detail in life. She is about to be married to Henry (Paul Rudd – Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), an easy-going veterinarian and the only person who can calm her down during the chaos of their wedding preparations. Kate and Henry are perfect together; however, fate is beyond anyone’s control. On her wedding day, in her obsessive Bridezilla-like attempt to make everything perfect, Kate is accidentally killed by a falling ice sculpture of, ironically, an angel. Her fiancé Henry is understandably traumatized upon hearing the news.
A year later, with Henry unable to move on with life, his sister Chloe (Lindsay Sloane – The In-Laws, Bring it On, the upcoming The Accidental Husband) convinces him that what he needs is permission from Kate’s spirit to start life anew. At Chloe’s urging, and but remaining greatly skeptical, he agrees to meet Ashley (Lake Bell – “Boston Legal,” the upcoming films Pride & Glory and What Happens in Vegas), a psychic who also runs a catering company with her gay best friend, Dan (Jason Biggs – American Pie, Saving Silverman, Eight Below).
The initial reading doesn’t work and leaves Henry even more skeptical than before, but he becomes intrigued by Ashley when she refuses his payment. Chloe does not give up trying to help her brother move on with love and life, so she steals Kate’s diary from Henry and gives it to Ashley, then convinces her brother to give the psychic a second chance. Ashley, of course, uses the diary’s information to pretend to communicate with Kate’s ghost as a favor to Chloe to try and help Henry.
Ashley slowly begins to fall for Henry but she gets more than she bargained for when Kate actually does reveal herself as a disgruntled and possessive ghost, and Ashley is the only person who can see and talk to her. Kate is upset that Ashley has designs on her former fiancé, while Ashley is understandably somewhat shaken by the sudden appearance.
Henry and Ashley’s relationship just infuriates Kate, putting her on the warpath to prevent him from dating someone who she considers her nemesis. She turns Ashley’s life into a living hell by using her ghostly powers to torment her. But Ashley ultimately decides to match Kate at her own game in order to get what she truly wants – Henry.
Over Her Dead Body is an uproariously funny romantic comedy about a battle between two women (on of them a ghost…) for the love of one guy!
New Line Cinema and Gold Circle Films present A Safran Company Production – Over Her Dead Body – starring Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Stephen Root, Kali Rocha, W. Morgan Sheppard, Sam Pancake and Jason Biggs.
The film is written and directed by Jeff Lowell (writer of John Tucker Must Die), making his feature directorial debut. Joining Lowell behind the scenes are director of photography John Bailey, ASC. (Must Love Dogs, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, As Good As It Gets), costume designer Tracy Tynan (Great Balls of Fire, The Big Easy), production designer Cory Lorenzen (Napoleon Dynamite), editor Matthew Friedman (John Tucker Must Die) and composer David Kitay (Because I Said So, Bad Santa, Date Movie).
The producers are Paul Brooks (Because I Said So, The Wedding Date, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Peter Safran (Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, Scary Movie) Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt serve as executive producers.
New Line Cinema will release Over Her Dead Body (rated “PG-13” by the M.P.A.A. for “sexual content and language”) in theaters nationwide on February 1st, 2008.