News Bits: Entourage, Lowrider, Ben, Nine, Rush

Entourage The Movie
The stars of “Entourage” popped up on the red carpet on the Golden Globes on Sunday ahead of the crowds to film some last-minute footage for the upcoming movie version of the HBO series. Said movie opens June 5th in cinemas.

The scene in question is said to be a “special ending” for the film according to Jeremy Piven. The actor along with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jerry Ferrara all reportedly participated in the filming. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Lowrider Project
Yvette Monreal (“Matador”) has signed on for the female lead in the untitled Lowrider project at Universal Pictures alongside Demian Bichir, Theo Rossi and Gabriel Chavarria. The story is set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging

Chavarria plays a teen caught between his traditional father (Bichir) and his estranged, criminal brother Ghost (Rossi), both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” Monreal will play his love interest. Ricardo de Montreuil (“Mancora”) is directing from a screenplay by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James. [Source: THR]

Ben-Hur
Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Skins,” “Gossip Girl”) has been cast in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Ben-Hur” remake at MGM and Paramount Pictures. Black-D’Elia will take the role of Tirzah, Judah’s sister who becomes quietly political when the Roman Empire takes control of Jerusalem. She gets imprisoned and contracts leprosy.

Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell star in the historical epic which chronicles the blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur (Huston) and Messala that erupts when Messala (Kebbell) condemns his childhood friend to slavery and certain death aboard a Roman warship. [Source: Deadline]

Nine Lives
Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black”) has signed on to direct the high-concept comedy “Nine Lives” at EuropaCorp. The story centers on a workaholic businessman who becomes inexplicably trapped in the body of his family’s cat. Dan Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the screenplay. [Source: Deadline]

Dirty Rush
TriStar has acquired the rights to Taylor Bell’s scathing comic novel “Dirty Rush,” a project described as “Mean Girls in a sorority house”. Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman (“Pitch Perfect”) will produce. [Source: Deadline]