Trade Breaks: Chipmunks, Lambs, Joey

“Tim Hill (“Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”) is in talks with Fox 2000 about helming the live-action/CG-animated film “Alvin and the Chipmunks”. Fox is expected to cast a comic actor in the role of Dave Seville, pal to the three chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who will be computer generated versions of the famous 50’s animated trio…” (full details)

“Derek Luke (“Antwone Fisher”) is set to star in “Lions for Lambs,” the Robert Redford-directed drama for United Artists. HLuke plays one of two soldiers who find themselves cut off from their platoon in unfriendly territory in Afghanistan. They become the catalyst for several intersecting storylines. Shooting begins later this month…” (full details)

“”Something for Joey,” the 1977 telepic about the relationship between Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti and his leukemia-stricken brother, is being remade as a feature film. Kenny Griswold, the Park City ski mountain entrepreneur and founder of the eatery Harry O’s, will finance the film and produce with Dave Phillips. Scott Williams and Bo Eason are writing the script…” (full details)