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Gore Verbinski and Steven Susco are teaming to develop a supernatural detective story for Starz called “The Brink”. The show will focus on a therapist who is investigating the life and madness of a man who was said to have foreseen but not caused a series of murders that were pinned on him.
“Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine will direct Warner Bros’ “Revenge of the Jocks“, a comedy about “Three men, once popular high school jocks with their glory days behind them” who “find themselves forced to adapt to a world run by the geek and nerd crowd, some of whom are only too eager to unleash their own tormenting on the new underdog cla
“Freaks & Geeks” creator Paul Feig is developing a comedy for “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm. Says Feig, “[Hamm] is such a comedy nerd. He will quote lines from Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. You’re quoting something even I can’t quote! He’s always wanted to do comedy. One of the next things I’m developing a project for him to star in. I think he’s so funny. He’s like Cary Grant to me.”
Though he had expressed interest, Johnny Knoxville says he hasn’t, despite what the media’s reported in recent times, been offered the role of Moe in the Farrelly’s “Three Stooges” movie.
“Red Dawn” director Dan Bradley will change the villains in the film, a remake of the 1984 classic starring C.Thomas Howell, from Chinese to North Korean. Since the film is in the can, this will involve some reshoots. Changes will “involve changing an opening sequence summarizing the story’s fictional backdrop, re-editing two scenes and using digital technology to transform many Chinese symbols to Korean.” “We were initially very reluctant to make any changes,” said producer Tripp Vinson, “But after careful consideration we constructed a way to make a scarier, smarter and more dangerous ‘Red Dawn’ that we believe improves the movie.”
Madeleine Stowe and Henry Czerny will join Emily VanCamp in “Revenge“, a new ABC drama pilot about a young girl who seeks revenge on the family that destroyed hers.
“Prison Break” fave Robert Knepper will play the town sheriff – albeit, a dodgy one – in the new series “Reconstruction” opposite Racehelle Lefevere and Martin Henderson.
Set pics of Elizabeth Hurley working on TV’s “Wonder Woman” are online.
A sneak peek of Warner Premiere’s “Mortal Kombat” webisode series can be seen here.
There’s a batch of new stills from “Scream 4” online (slight spoiler warning).
The international poster for “Your Highness” starring James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman is online.
Mark Wahlberg’s again talking up a potential sequel to “The Fighter“. Speaking to EW, the actor said “Everybody had such an amazing experience making the movie that I can’t imagine they wouldn’t want to go back. But it’s still kind in the early stages.”
Drew Barrymore (“Whip It”) will direct “How to be Single“, a New Line comedy that explores the love lives and break-ups of a group of New Yorkers over ten years.
Richard Linklater (“Before Sunrise”) has reportedly met with Warner Bros a few times to discuss possibly directing the long-gestating remake of the 1964 film “The Incredible Mr. Limpet“.
Popstress Janet Jackson has inked a plum film deal with Lionsgate. The actress, who appeared in Tyler Perry’s “Why did I get married?” films, will apparently be developing “diverse material” with the shingle.
Bob Geldof will play philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy in the French film ”Mauvaise Fille” (”Bad Girl”).
Mike Figgis has replaced Neil LaBute as the director of “Seconds of Happiness“, based on a collection of the latter’s short stories. Stars Brendan Fraser and Kristen Scott Thomas will be joined by Christina Hendricks, Julia Stiles, and Matt Dillon in the flick, lensing this Summer.