News Shorts: March 24th 2011

Set photos of Shia LaBeouf in The Wettest County in the World, and a new photo of Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur in Green Lantern

Posters for The Silent House, Dorothy of Oz, The Beaver, Passion Play and The Big Bang and Judy Moody.

“”Everybody’s Fine” director Kirk Jones has been set to direct the film adaptation of the self help book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” for Lionsgate. The story revolves around four couples who are all expecting their first child…” (full details)

“John Stalberg (“High School”) is in talks to direct and re-write Dan Lagana’s script for “Spanking Shakespeare” at Paramount Pictures. The story follows a kid who unwittingly becomes an Internet sensation and the face of an anti-college revolution…” (full details)

“Pay cable channel Starz is backing off its Netflix partnership, announcing a three-month delay between the time Starz plays new TV episodes and when those episodes will be available on Netflix. The delay will first affect shows like “Camelot” and “Torchwood: The New World”…” (full details)

“Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer” has locked down a June 15th 2012 release date…” (full details)

“Terrence Malick’s long-awaited film “The Tree of Life” will finally premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival though it’s still unclear whether the film will play out of competition…” (full details)

“After a decade’s wait, what’s another month? 2K Games announced today that “Duke Nukem Forever” has been pushed back a month from May 3rd to June 14th 2011…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company have announced that the new PG-13 version of “The King’s Speech” will open nationwide on April 1st on 1000 screens and will be the only version of the film left in theatres. The full-length DVD & Blu-ray version hits almost three weeks later on April 19th…” (full details)

“FX’s newly launched drama “Lights Out”, which tracked the comeback attempt of a fictional heavyweight fighter, has been cancelled due to low ratings…” (full details)

“IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the robbery comedy “Flypaper”, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “The Hangover” scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote the screenplay, and Rob Minkoff directs….” (full details)

“Andrea Berloff (“World Trade Center”) has been hired to write the script for the Paramount Pictures drug drama presently going by the moniker “Cocaine Cowboy”. The story is ‘based on Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam vet who by the late 1970s had become a billion-dollar coke dealer in Miami, then government conduit and, eventually, prisoner”…” (full details)

“Will Sasso is said to have emerged as a “likely frontrunner” for the Farrelly Brothers “The Three Stooges” project, though there’s no deal in place…” (full details)