The only thing wrong with the deal to finally make a film of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” — Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett costarring under directed David Fincher, from an adaptation by Eric Roth — is that totally twee title. It makes the film sound like a pain-in-the-ass 1953 Danny Kaye movie that’s overly taken with its own whimsy. Just forget about paying proper homage to Fitzgerald’s short story, change the title and Benjamin Button name and they’ll be fine. If they don’t do this, guys like me are probably going to start looking around for reasons to dislike it. Because nobody wants to hang for two hours with a guy Benjamin friggin’ Button. Or Tweedle or Muffindale or Merkin or any other dorky-sounding name of that type. In Fitzgerald’s story Button is a guy who begins aging backwards when he hits 50, and then complications ensue when he falls in love with a woman of 30. What’s there to complicate? You’re older and you start getting younger and you fall in love with a 30 year-old…big deal. The pic will start shooting toward the end of the year.