Trade Breaks: Murphy, Welker, Gaffigan

“Brittany Murphy has signed to star in the fantasy/comedy “The Other Side” alongside Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Izzard and Jason Lee. The story follows an over-achieving science scholar tries to solve a bizarre mystery involving the residents of a remote island and ultimately discovers something she could have never predicted…” (full details)

“Multiple studio sources indicate that Frank Welker is days away from signing on the dotted line to voice our beloved robotic villain of the 80’s, Megatron, in the upcoming Michael Bay film. However there’s also talk that as of two weeks ago, Hugo Weaving was also a leading contender for the role of Megatron…” ( full details )

Actor/comedian Jim Gaffigan is slated to star in the long-awaited Fatty Arbuckle film “Life of the Party” which Kevin Connor (“Great Expectations”) is directing.