concept of the “nut guard.” That’s a role so beloved, it protects a star like an immunity shield when you want to personally kick him (or her) for appearing in a stinker. Think Vince Vaughn and Swingers, the only reason he wasn’t doubled over in pain after Fred Claus. Or Jennifer Lopez and Out of Sight — regardless of what she does, you’ll never write her off completely. Reading today that Cary Elwes has joined the cast of Ivan Reitman’s now-untitled Natalie Portman-Ashton Kutcher comedy (formerly known as Friends with Benefits), I can confirm that he’s been sporting a Princess Bride nut guard all these years. Good for him. According to Variety, he’ll play a physician who “works with Portman’s character and develops a flirtatious relationship.” Sounds like he could be charming and a little sleazy. Or, that could just be wishful thinking.It’s been a while since we revisited our
Anyone else happy that Elwes’ nut guard has stayed intact long enough for him to land another film we actually want to see?