10 Breaking Bits


1. Universal is in Talks to Pick Up Lauryn Kahn’s “He’s F—in’ Perfect” From Fox 2000. Will Ferrell will be a producer on the comedy. (The Hollywood Reporter)

2. “Silver Linings Playbook”‘s Chris Tucker will star in Phil Joanau’s “Second Honeymoon”, a comedy which “concerns a couple who attempt to jumpstart their marriage by returning to Antigua, where they eloped 10 years earlier after a wild week of debauchery. Their plan to redo everything goes out the window when they’re thrown into danger as they discover the surprising ways they affected the people they came into contact with one their first visit”.(The Hollywood Reporter)

3. Jon Cassar will direct (well, the first two episodes anyway) and executive produce “24 : Live Another Day”. “I’m excited to call ‘action!’ again on the set of the resurrected 24,” Cassar said in a statement released by Fox today. “Considering I was not involved in Season 8, this… gives me the chance for closure on a show that is very important to me.” (TV Line)

4. Mark Wahlberg’s been spotted on the set of “Transformers 4”

5. Lauren Lee Smith (“CSI”) has been added to the cast of FX and Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain” (Deadline)

6. David Yates has stepped in as the director of the FX drama series pilot “Tyrant”, replacing Ang Lee (The Hollywood Reporter)

7. Tracy Ullman is in talks to join the all-star cast of Disney musical “Into the Woods” (The Hollywood Reporter)

8. Ubisoft are planning to make films of their game properties “Watch Dogs”, “Far Cry” and “Rabbids” (Variety)

9. The fight over who owns the rights to “Ghost Rider” may be headed to trial (Variety)

10. A final Red Band spot for “This is the End” has been released..