The Bounty Hunter first look

Mar 17, 2010 at 2:32 a.m. ET

The Bounty Hunter, the Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler romantic comedy that started all the "are they or aren't they" chatter, hits theaters March 19.

The press has been tittering over whether Aniston, 41, and Butler, 40, are an official couple since last summer and the dating speculations first stemmed from their alleged chemistry while shooting The Bounty Hunter. Fans will finally get to hit theaters to see what all the fuss was about this weekend.

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler in The Bounty Hunter

In The Bounty Hunter, Butler drops his Scottish accent to play down-on-his-luck cop turned bounty hunter Milo Boyd. The action kicks off when Milo lands a killer job: tracking down his bail-jumping ex-wife. Aniston plays the former missus, a reporter who gets mixed up in murder and goes on the run.

"I hate her and all I want to do is take her ass to jail and watch her suffer," Butler previews, in character. "It's very funny. It's Midnight Run meets War of the Roses."

Clearly the pair has chemistry, as reflected in the uber hot photo shoot for April's W magazine. Butler has even admitted as much, but the duo continues to deny their a real life couple, even after Butler joined her for her birthday last month.

"I literally became a member of her family," Butler told "I went down for her birthday in Mexico. Of course, everyone takes that as something else, but we are very good friends."

Aniston, who confirms that status, also recently spoke out against such tabloid chatter, in general. While she says she can let it all roll off her back, she admits that brand of attention is "a bummer".

"You don't want to be known as a tabloid face," she explained on Good Morning America. "That sort of distracts from what you do and what you work really hard at, which is our movies, our television shows. It's almost like another job that you have not chosen to be a part of. It's a soap opera that you did not sign up for."

At least there is an upside, this time. All the positive attention she and Butler are garnering can only help sell the movie.

The Bounty Hunter: The latest trailer!

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