10 Breaking Bits

1. Viola Davis (“Enders Game”) will play the female lead in Michael Mann’s untitled cybercrime thriller. Those who snare the female leads in Mann’s flicks usually go onto bigger and better things – Joan Allen (“Manhunter”), Gong Li (“Miami Vice”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Collateral”).. erm, Wendy Crewson (“Heat”). Help me out here… (Deadline)

2. Emma/Furla, producers of “The Expendables”, are bankrolling Marty Scorsese’s next film “Silence”. Awaiting news of 50 Cent’s addition to the cast… (Deadline)

3. Rose Byrne and Jason Sudeikis are eyeing “Tumbledown”, ”which follows a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a brash New York writer (Sudeikis) who barrels into her rural Maine town to investigate the death of her husband, a folk-music hero.” If the film doesn’t go ahead, Byrne’s likely to see, erm, Damages. (Deadline)

4. Fox has greenlit “Glee” for another two seasons! *crickets* (Deadline)

5. Due to the Boston bombings, not to mention other recent events in the media, NBC has opted to can an episode of “Hannibal” featuring children turned killers. The episode was slated to air next week; instead, they’ll skip over that episode and play the next one. (Deadline)

6. “42” star Chadwick Boseman is about to ‘get physical.. physical’ again, negging for a role in footy comedy “Draft Day”. (Deadline)

7. Will Smith is eyeing two newies. The first, “American Can” will be directed by Ed Zwick and it he will “play John Keller, a real guy who returned from Gulf War service looking for a new challenge, and found one after Hurricane Katrina devastated his home city of New Orleans. He found a boat and was moving to safety when he saw a blind elderly woman, stranded and calling for her son. Knowing she would certainly die if he passed by, Keller brought her back to safety in the American Can building. Shortly after, he found many more stranded seniors, and brought each of them back, around 244 in total, to American Can, a building that at least was dry. It was tricky business, but using his resourcefulness and his military training to get food drops to feed his new friends, he kept them alive and eventually found enough boats to lead them all to safety.” The second is the long-gestating “The Accountant”, about an accountant who doubles as an assassin. (Deadline)

8. “Bad Teacher” duo Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel may reunite for “Sex Tape”. That’s a movie, apparently. (Moviefone)

9. A second trailer for Ryan Gosling’s next “Only God Forgives” is online :

10. Don’t despair, a “Galaxy Quest 2” might still happen. (i09)

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