Trade Breaks: Every, Blades, Steve

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 1st 2006 01:58AM

"Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is in talks to reprise Clint Eastwood's role in comedy Every Which Way But Loose. In the 1978 original, Eastwood played a fist-fighting drifter who befriends an orangutan he wins in a bet..." (full details)

"Jenna Fischer has joined the cast of "Blades of Glory," DreamWorks Pictures comedy set in the world of ice skating. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play a disgraced pair of skaters who take on a rival pair (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler). Fischer is the rival's little sister and Heder's romantic interest. Josh Gordon and Will Speck are helming the movie, due to start production next month..." (full details)

"Twentieth Century Fox has preemptively bought the spec script "New Years Steve" by tyros Josh Herman and Adam Schwartz for Fox-based Hyde Park Entertainment. High-concept family comedy involves outrageous life-changing resolutions that reverberate over an endless New Year's Eve..." (full details)