Trade Breaks: Bass, Bratz, Oscar

“Lionsgate has hooked spec script “The Bass Master,” a broad comedy penned by Tab Murphy and Devin Maurer that Todd Garner will produce through his shingle Broken Road Prods. Pic will be set in the world of competitive bass fishing…” (full details)

“Singer turned “American Idol” juror Paula Abdul will star in the live-action pic based on the popular doll line “Bratz”. Abdul will also consult on the film’s casting, music, dancing and fashion along with taking an exec producing credit…” (full details)

“Apocalypto,” “Click,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Prestige,” “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause,” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” have advanced to the next round in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ competition for the best makeup Oscar. three will be selected and announced when the Oscar nominations go up on January 23rd…” (full details)