News Shorts: January 27th 2011

New photos for Dream House, The Adjustment Bureau and Mars Needs Moms.

“David O. Russell says the main reason he opted out of directing “Pride And Prejudice And Zombies” was budgetary – the studio wanted it for $25-28 million, he wanted to do it for $40-50 million…” (full details)

“You know that Robert Pattinson as late singer Jeff Buckley report that’s floating around right now? It’s an old and unsubstantiated bit of gossip from 2009 that’s popped up again. A producer on the film call the RPatz casting talk “pretty funny”…” (full details)

“”Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky and actor Vincent Cassel will re-team for a commercial for Yves Saint Laurent mens fragrance La Nuit de L’Homme…” (full details)

“Remember the casting sessions for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” that wanted women with natural breasts only? Turns out most of that was for the mermaid roles…” (full details)

“The cheapest Blu-ray players on the market are tipped to drop below $40 this year and the cheapest 42″ TVs below $300…” (full details)

“Will Ferrell will appear in a four-episode arc on NBC’s workplace comedy “The Office” this season. Ferrell plays an inappropriate branch manager who arrives from the home office…” (full details)

“Producer Brannon Braga says the lack of gay characters on the “Star Trek” spin-offs on which he worked remain a big regret for him…” (full details)

“With Keith Olberman out, who do the big wigs on MSNBC want as his potential replacement? Alec Baldwin it would seem…” (full details)

“J. Michael Straczynski is doing a spec script adaptation of the Harlan Ellison classic short story “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman”…” (full details)

“Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins novel “The Hunger Games” has officially received a March 23rd 2012 release date…” (full details)

“Reshoots on “Scream 4″ are rumoured to be happening early next week in Northville, Michigan…” (full details)

“Antoine Fuqua says the Tupac biopic “remains one of the many projects he is developing and hopes to direct in the future”, which shoots down casting rumours that emerged about it this week…” (full details)

“Ruben Blades has joined the cast of the Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington thriller “Safe House” for Universal. Blades will play the role of Carlos Villar, a counterfeiter…” (full details)