Trades: Cruise, Swank, Poltergeist

“Tom Cruise is apparently being considered to voice one of the villains in DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek Goes Fourth”. Very little is actually known about Shrek Goes Fourth, other than that it’s supposed to reveal Shrek’s origins and explain how he got to the swamp…” (full details)

“Those worried about Hilary Swank getting a little thin lately can stop stressing. A source close to the film adaptation of “French Women Don’t Get Fat” says that the Oscar-winner will gain 20 to 30 pounds for the role of a champagne company manager trying to figure out why French beauties can eat carbs without gaining weight…” (full details)

“It’s official, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has signed Vadim Perelman (“House of Sand and Fog”) to direct “Poltergeist”. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White are writing the new Poltergeist script for the studio.