10 Breaking Bits


1. Jason Sudeikis won’t be back on “SNL” next season (Deadline)

2. Jesse Zwick will direct “About Alex”, a “Big Chill”-style film starring Aubrey Plaza, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Maggie Grace, Max Minghella and Jane Levy. Jesse’s Oscar-winning father Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz exec produce (Deadline)

3. Scott Rudin will produce “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Deadline)

4. Will Forte is joining “Squirrels to the Nuts”, an ensemble comedy that’s cast already include Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson (The Hollywood Reporter)

5. Andrew Garfield will star in the indie drama “99 Holmes”, the story of a “man who loses his home to foreclosure. Desperate, he eventually finds work with the real estate broker who took his house and soon is not only evicting homeowners but helping the man embezzle money from the government. While his financial worries disappear, his conscience begins to break him down.” Ramin Bahrani directs (The Hollywood Reporter)

6. Soap star MacKenzie Mauzy has been cast as Rapunzel in Disney’s “Into the Woods” (Deadline)

7. “RoboCop” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” star Peter Weller will appear on the next season of “Sons of Anarchy” (The Hollywood Reporter)

8. Ving Rhames will play Whoopi Goldberg’s husband in the Lifetime movie “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” (The Hollywood Reporter)

9. The poster for “Saving Mr Banks” has been released :

10. Reid Scott (“Veep”) and Barbara Hershey (“Beaches”) will star in “Sister”, a movie which “centers on an actor whose marriage is in shambles. He returns to his hometown after the death of his father and discovers his bipolar mother needs him to look after his adopted 11-year-old sister.” (Variety)