10 Breaking Bits

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1. Randall Park and Timothy Simons (“Veep”) have joined the cast of the Seth Rogen/James Franco two-hander “The Interview”.

2. CBS has made Greg Garcia’s pilot “Super Clyde”, starring Rupert Grint, available online.

3. Fox has ordered an unscripted series called ‘Slide Show’, with Steve Carrell producing.

4. The trailer for “Charlie Countryman” starring Shia LaBeouf is online.

5. A movie about Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert’s teaming on “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” is in the works.”Mark Amin’s Sobini Films has partnered with David Permut and Richard Waltzer to acquire Russ & Roger Go Beyond, a script by Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons scribe Christopher Cluess.”

6. Fox Searchlight and Alexander Payne will team on “The Judge’s Will”, based on Ruth Prawer Jhabvala‘s final published work for The New Yorker before she died. ”Jhabvala, who teamed with Ismael Merchant and James Ivory on so many great films, wrote this story about the final moments in the chess game relationship between an ailing Delhi judge and his beautiful younger Bombay wife. Each has separate lives even though they live under the same roof and as he nears death, the judge wants to be sure that his even younger, barely educated mistress is cared for and not cast out. ”

7. NBC is remaking the popular BBC 3 sitcom “Cuckoo”.

8. Oliver Stone is to executive produce a movie about Algerian leader Emir Abd el-Kader, who fought for Islamic values. Charles Burnett will direct.

9. Dubious rumour of the day : Larry David in the “Man of Steel” sequel.

10. “Parkland” will be released direct-to-DVD in Australia on November 13.