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86 pictures from the set of the George Clooney directed/written/co-starring “The Ides of March” are online.
Nicholas Hoult (“Jack the Giant Killer”, “About a Boy”) will star in Summit’s film adaption of the book “Warm Bodies“. The Brit will play a zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one his victims. [Deadline]
Jonah Hill will make his directorial debut on “The Kitchen Sink“, a Sony Pictures flick about a high school-aged vampire, zombie and human who team up to save their town from invading aliens. [Deadline]
“Rescue Me” fave Steven Pasquale will star in the USA Network’s pilot “Over/Under“. The series will tell of “a day trader with a massive gambling problem who is fired from his job six months after a bad trade costs his firm millions. Shut out of the job market, he and his wife move to Brooklyn. There, Paul finds an unlikely partner, expectant father Marino (Anthony Carrigan), to start a high-end bookie business.” [Deadline]
“Being John Malkovich” duo Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze are reteaming on an untitled satire about world leaders who try and predict major events before they happen. [Deadline]
Ed Burns will star in “40“, an ensemble comedy for HBO and creator Doug Ellin (“Entourage”). The show will tell of a group of New Yorkers “who help each other navigate life at 40, which isn’t all they expected it to be.” [TV Guide]
Jenna Elfman will star in the new sitcom “Bad Mom“, an ABC effort about a mother who is forced to start taking care of her children on her own and without her own mother, who has essentially raised the kids up until now. [THR]
“Twilight” and “Off the Map” star Rachelle Lefevre will star in the new NBC drama “The Crossing“,”set in a Missouri town during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and centers on Jason, a Civil War soldier who crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior”. Should ABC’s “Off the Map” get a second season Lefevre won’t be able to do the series. [THR]
Mandy Moore will star in “Buried” writer Chris Sparling‘s directorial debut “Falling Slowly“, a Ghost story about “a couple whose apartment is haunted by a dark presence.” Rodrigo Santoro (“300″) is set to co-star. [Variety]
Jaime King (“Sin City”, “My Bloody Valentine”) will star in the CW’s “Hart to Dixie” opposite Rachel Bilson. [Deadline]
A new TV spot for the highly anticipated Steven Spielberg produced “Terra Nova” is online
Judd Apatow doesn’t know whether Katherine Heigl’s character will be back for the “Knocked Up” spin-off – that will concentrate on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters from the film – but “there definitely will be other people from Knocked Up in the movie.” Apatow says the film will be set five years after “Knocked Up”. ”People were really taken by those characters. I think people really emotionally connected to the challenges of their marriage and I thought, you know, they were only a small portion of the movie. I’m a television writer so I always want another episode. I always want another 80 episodes. That’s why after Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we said, “What else can we do with this character Russell Brand has created here?” I felt that way about Pete and Debbie from Knocked Up”. [Screen Junkies]
The long-delayed “Dylan Dog : Dead of Night” is to be released stateside on April 29 [Heat Vision]
Melissa Leo, Jesse Eisenberg and Tracy Morgan will star in the film “Predisposed“, a laffer about a man who is forced to get his mother drunk if he wants her to be admitted to rehab. [Vulture]
“I tried to get Jonathan [Liebesman] to direct ‘Superman,’ the director of ["Battle: Los Angeles"]. I thought he would have been a great director for this”, Aaron Eckhart tells MTV.
Tobe Hooper (“Poltergeist”) will direct the horror movie “Djinn“, “the nightmarish story of a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn.” [/Film]