However, in January 2010, director Peter Webber left the project, which was then passed into the hands of Andrea Arnold.
This directing change caused the roles to be recast.
Former lovebirds and Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr are now giving it another shot, reportedly.
Says an eyewitness who saw them together:"They were eating brunch at Allswell restaurant in Brooklyn Feb. They were seated in a corner table by the window and were kissing and making out!
Everybody knows how much my character is in love with Blair and how much Blair is in love with Chuck but is she in love with him enough to, you know, what decision will she make?
That's a big thing for that episode." Ed also promises "You will cry.
Oh yeah, and you know what episode is totally gonna make you cry? Ed Is "Madly in Love": When asked how Ed has perfected that Chuck-Blair chemistry fans love so much, he tells me, "I'm madly in love with Leighton, so that's what helps on my behalf, maybe so much that she doesn't even have to be in love with me. I'm incredibly close with her, she's a lovely girl.
I think she was 20 and I was 19 when we started the show and it's such a kind of development stage of young adulthood.
In other circumstantial proof of an impending romance, a Chuck/Blair on-and-off-the-screen romance would make logical sense as Leighton Meester continues to chase Blake Lively's fame.That same year, he appeared as Joey in the horror film 100 Feet.In 2009, Westwick played the role of Randy Jackson in the sequel to Donnie Darko, directed by Chris Fisher, and guest-starred in the third season of the Showtime original series Californication, as Chris "Balt" Smith, a student who was fascinated with vampire literature. Although it has only been a couple of months, things have been going really well for the couple! They started dating a few months ago after meeting through friends, a source tells us.