Seems Pepper is Hot

Rising star Barry Pepper (how he can live down "Battlefield Earth" is a mystery though) is in talks to join the cast of "Ripley Under Ground", says The Hollywood Reporter, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith. The project aims to go into production June 2 in England, with Tom Wilkinson also in talks to join the film. In addition, Pepper will also star with the Salty Leo DiCaprio in "The Aviator", playing engineer Glenn Odekirk opposite Leonard DiCaprio’s Howard Hughes.