10 Breaking Bits

10 Breaking Bits

“Up All Night” on the chopping block, Grier in “Bad Teacher”, Ritter’s new show, Lawrence reuniting with O.Russell, Martini doing “Curse of Downer’s Grove”, “Beyond the Hills” trailer, Morenca Baccarin interview, trailer for “Hannibal”, Robinson talks “Hot Tub” sequel, Fincher looking at Tatum for “20000 Leagues”

1. Sounds like TVs “Up All Night”, which Christina Applegate recently exited, is going to shut it’s doors. Stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph don’t feel comfortable pushing on with the show without it’s female lead.

2. David Alan Grier (“Jumanji”) has joined the cast of TVs “Bad Teacher”. The CBS sitcom “centers on a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next husband.”

3.Krysten Ritter will star in and produce the new NBC comedy “Assistance”, which Will Ferrell is a producer on.

4. Jennifer Lawrence will reunite with her “Silver-Linings Playbook” director David O.Russell in the pic formerly known as “American Bullshit”. Lawrence will play ‘Batman’ Christian Bale’s wife in the film.

5.Award-winning indie filmmaker Derick Martini has teamed up with Brett Easton Ellis on the new psychological thriller “The Curse of Downer’s Grove”. The film, currently in development, will begin production in spring of this year. Martini will direct. Bella Heathcote (“Dark Shadows”) and Lucas Till (“X-Men : First Class”) will star, with Penelope Mitchell also in the film. Director Derick Martini takes us on a wild ride through a small midwestern town gripped by a curse that claims the life of one high school senior every year. Chrissie Swanson, played by Bella Heathcote, fears she is the next victim of The Curse of Downers Grove.

6. There’s a great interview with “Homeland” actress Morenca Baccarin here.

7. The first trailer for “Beyond the Hills”, a Romanian drama from Cristian Mungiu, is online.

8. David Fincher may be looking to Channing Tatum to replace Brad Pitt in his “20000 Leagues Under the Sea” reboot.

9. The first trailer for NBC’s “Hannibal” series is online.

10. Craig Robinson talks a little about that potential “Hot Tub Time Machine” sequel.

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