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The Random Spiel: October 22nd 2007

Posters for There Will be Blood, Babylon A.D., Horton Hears A Who.-Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks about her recent audition for the role of Wonder Woman on the "Justice League" feature.-Roger Avary says that the only way he'll write...

Bassett & Wyle Speak The Truth

Angela Bassett and Noah Wyle have joined the cast of the Rod Lurie-directed thriller "Nothing but the Truth" for Yari Film Group reports the trades.Bassett will portray the supportive editor in chief at a Washington-based daily newspaper where one...

Deschanel Says Yes To Carrey

Zooey Deschanel will star opposite Jim Carrey in "Yes Man" for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow says The Hollywood Reporter.Based on British author Danny Wallace's memoir, the story follows a man (Carrey) who decides to change his life by...

Longoria, Biggs Go Lower

Eva Longoria, Jason Biggs and Rob Corddry will star in elementary school comedy "Lower Learning" reports Variety.Longoria will portray a school inspector assigned to look into shady allegations at a school, run by an unprincipled school principal. Ed...

Rupert Friend Joins Victoria

British actor Rupert Friend ("Pride & Prejudice," "The Libertine") has been cast as Prince Albert opposite Emily Blunt in the historical drama "The Young Victoria" reports Reuters.Jean-Marc Vallee's film follows the romance and marriage of Queen Victoria (Blunt) to...

Trade Breaks: Wrestler, Wildlife, Trials

"Summit Intl. will handle international rights to the indie drama "The Wrestler," starring Nicolas Cage. Story centers on a 1980s-era wrestling star, who scrapes by doing small-time matches in New Jersey's backwaters. Darren Aronofsky is directing and...

Paramount Takes Some Bong Hits

Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have picked up life rights deals to create the fact-based drama "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" reports Variety.Story concerns a high school student in Juneau, Alaska, whose suspension over displaying a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus"...

Heard & Isaak Turn Informers

Amber Heard and Chris Isaak have joined the ensemble cast of "The Informers," an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel being directed by Gregor Jordan says The Hollywood Reporter.Set in 1980s Los Angeles, the script follows seven stories...

Superman Sequel Shake-Up

"X2" and "Superman Returns" scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have opted not to come back and pen a sequel to last year's 'Superman' with Warners now taking pitches from other writers reports Variety.The "Superman" film franchise's future is...

Clooney No Longer Playing Jazz

George Clooney has dropped out of the starring role in Joe Carnahan's crime drama, "White Jazz" reports Entertainment Weekly.The indie project, based on the James Ellroy novel, was initially supposed to begin filming in early 2008.The reasoning for the...

Child’s Play Getting Remade

Producer David Kirschner revealed this weekend that he is working on a remake of an old movie of his - the 1988 horror feature "Child's Play" which introduced killer doll Chucky and spawned four increasingly comedy-driven sequels.Who'll be directing...

Statham On Transporter 3, Crank 2

Jason Statham talked with MTV News this weekend and revealed the status of various projects he's attached too.In terms of the "Crank" sequel - "If you thought the first one was crazy, this is ridiculous. It's mad. I couldn't...

Gay Dumbledore Changes Sixth Potter

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling confirmed to TIME Magazine Friday at a public appearance that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, the father figure to Harry in the successful series, is gay.Rowling went on to explain that Dumbledore was smitten with...

Trade Breaks: Castlevania, Daisy, Fear

"Director Paul W.S. Anderson ("Event Horizon," "AVP") has confirmed that he's waiting on a new draft of the script for the film adaptation of classic video game "Castlevania," and he won't be directing it..." (full details)"Aisling Walsh will direct...

Thomas Jane Gets Macabre

Will Thomas Jane play play Cal McDonald in "Criminal Macabre"? IESB.Net asked the actor that very question this weekend at the Spike TV 2007 Scream Awards."Macabre" will be based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles ("30 Days...

Aaron Jeffrey Up For Wolverine

Former "McLeod's Daughters" hunk Aaron Jeffrey has gone through a screen test to play Hugh Jackman's brother in 20th Century Fox's upcoming "Wolverine" film reports The Sydney Morning Herald.Jackman has been back home in Sydney, Australia in recent months...

Fox Adapts Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Here's an unlikely TV revival - seems that Rupert Murdoch's FOX network is planning an American remake of the 1970's British BBC sitcom "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em?" reports The Guardian.Fox has asked the BBC to make a pilot...

Fourth Bourne Not Dead Yet

Whilst Damon, Greengrass, even the studio said that "The Bourne Ultimatum" would be the last film of the series, Damon himself seems to have changed his mind during interviews this month for the release of "Ocean's Thirteen" in Japan."Personally,...

Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay

The "Harold and Kumar" sequel, previously produced under the title of "Harold & Kumar Go To Amsterdam", has now been officially titled "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" reports AICN.The sequel follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking...

Sedgwick & Hall Play A Game

Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's "The Closer") and Michael C. Hall (Showtime's "Dexter") have joined Lakeshore Entertainment's high-concept techno-thriller "Game" reports Coming Soon.Set in the near future, when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. In this dystopian world, the ultimate...

Martin Campbell Helms Birds Remake

Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale," "Goldeneye," "The Mask of Zorro") will direct the re-imagining of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "The Birds" for Platinum Dunes, Mandalay Pictures and Universal Pictures reports the trades.Naomi Watts has been attached for some time,...

Bibb, Goldberg, Pyle Join Nobody

Leslie Bibb, Adam Goldberg, Missy Pyle and Kathy Baker will all star in the indie comedy "Miss Nobody" reports Variety.The story centers on a mild-mannered secretary who discovers she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate...

Benioff Pens Kurt Cobain Biopic

David Benioff will pen the untitled Kurt Cobain project being developed by Working Title, Reveille Motion Pictures and Universal Picturres reports the trades.Many of the details of the biopic of the Nirvana frontman still are in early conception stages,...

Matt Williams To Direct Mistral

Wind Dancer Films is developing "Mistral," a romantic fable about the power of scent, with Matt Williams attached to direct reports Variety.The script by Brett Hershey and Matt Tilker is loosely based on Tilker's chance meeting with a master...

Fellini’s Voyage Finally Gets Made

Production will begin early next year on "Viaggio a Tulum" (Voyage to Tulum), a Mexico-based story written by the late iconic Italian director Federico Fellini says The Hollywood Reporter.The film, which will center on Fellini's trip to Mexico to...

Barbarella Casting & Budget Issues

Universal Pictures has backed out of the big-budget remake of the 1968 psychedlic sci-fi classic "Barbarella" due to casting and/or budget conflicts reports The New York Observer.Director Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City," "Desperado") apparently insisted on casting his...

Trade Breaks: Barcelona, Tooth, Pre-Nup

"Woody Allen's Barcelona project now has a title, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Spanish production house Mediapro said Thursday. "Vicky" stars Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in a film the director described only as a "love letter to...

Both Derns Find Hart’s Location

Acting veteran Bruce Dern will make his feature directorial debut with the indie drama "Hart's Location" reports Variety.The story, penned by Ashley Reed, centers on a daughter attempting to regain custody of her son and seeking out her father...

Stage 6 Delivers An April Fool’s

Sony Pictures label Stage 6 Films has signed on to distribute the reimagination of the 1986 horror classic "April Fool's Day," currently filming in North Carolina says The Hollywood Reporter.The new "April Fool's" revolves around a party given by...

Aronofsky Helming Siegel’s Wrestler

Last week it was reported that scribe Robert Siegel's indie drama "The Wrestler" is in development at Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures, and now it appears that Aronofsky will direct as well reports Coming Soon.The story centers on Randy "The...

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