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  1. Hero Author Sues to Block Release of In Time

    Lane Brown

    Science-fiction author Harlan Ellison is suing for compensatory damages and to block the October 28 release of Andrew Niccol's In Time — in which Justin Timberlake stars as a wanted man in a world where people can pay to extend their lives &#82...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  2. Breaking Bad Renewed for Sixteen Final Episodes

    Lane Brown

    Following weeks of intense negotiations, Sony and AMC have reached a deal to produce 16 final episodes of Breaking Bad. Those episodes will be filmed together but may or may not be split into two seasons depending on how many Emmys Bryan Cranston fee...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  3. Jonathan Demme to Save JFK

    Lane Brown

    Jonathan Demme has optioned Stephen King's upcoming 11/22/63, about a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent JFK's assassination (and the only good Oliver Stone movie since the '80s). Grade: B [Variety] In a shameless bid to woo 1...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  4. Roseanne to Remake Roseanne

    Lane Brown

    Following Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence back to TV will be Roseanne Barr, who just signed a script deal with 20th Century Fox TV to write Downwardly Mobile, a sitcom about an "an optimistic blue-collar family living in hard times." Casting is underwa...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  5. Bruce Willis is a Real American Hero

    Lane Brown

    Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in the increasingly weird-seeming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation as Joe Colton, the original Joe. He'd join Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and RZA, and be inexplicably directed by Jon M. Chu, the guy who made the Step ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  6. Russell Crowe Elected Mayor

    Lane Brown

    Russell Crowe will join Mark Wahlberg in Allen Hughes' Broken City as a mayor who hires a private detective (Wahlberg) to spy on his wife, whom he rightfully suspects of cheating. The role of Crowe's wife has not yet been cast, but we have a suggesti...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  7. Bryan Cranston to Be Eaten by Zombies

    Lane Brown

    The stars of AMC shows that aren't Walking Dead are getting their piece of the zombie action: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is negotiating to join the already cast Mireille Enos (The Killing) and James Badge Dale (Rubicon) in Marc Forster's World War...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  8. Martin Lawrence Might Hang Up His Fatsuit, Return to TV

    Lane Brown

    Martin Lawrence is negotiating with CBS to produce and star in a new sitcom. No word yet on a premise or costars, but since Lawrence's return to TV could presumably thwart a fourth Big Momma's House movie, this one gets our full blessing. Grade: A [V...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  9. Walter White Could Do Terrible Things For Two More Seasons

    Lane Brown

    Following talk that renewal negotiations had turned tense and Sony was shopping Breaking Bad to other channels, it now looks like TV's Best Show will stay put at AMC. The network has an offer on the table for one more 13-episode season, but indicatio...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  10. Laurence Fishburne to Play Superman's Editor

    Lane Brown

    Deposed CSI star Laurence Fishburne will play Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel. Nice to see fictional newspapers hiring again. Grade: B+ [EW] Speaking of Man of Steel, as soon as he's finished direct...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  11. Bradley Cooper: Almost as Good as Mark Wahlberg

    Lane Brown

    Bradley Cooper is in talks to replace Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell's The Silver Linings Playbook, about a former high school teacher institutionalized for depression and released into the care of his mother (trend alert!). Cooper is negotiating ...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  12. Leonardo DiCaprio Close to Violence

    Lane Brown

    Leonardo DiCaprio is circling a lead role in Todd Field's (In the Bedroom, Little Children) The Creed of Violence, a Western based on the recent book by Boston Teran about a criminal who smuggles weapons into Mexico in 1910 but ends up in the custody...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  13. Kevin Bacon to Play Another Jerk

    Lane Brown

    He flirted with villainhood as a robber in A River Runs Through It The River Wild and a dancing miscreant in Footloose, but now Kevin Bacon seems to have fully embraced unlikability: He'll follow his roles as a Nazi in X-Men: First Class and the guy ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  14. J.J. Abrams Will Direct Star Trek 2, He Guesses

    Lane Brown

    Unlike some people, J.J. Abrams sees his highly lucrative franchises through to the end. He's nearing an agreement to direct Star Trek 2, the sequel to 2009's $260 million-grossing original. The only problem: He won't finish writing and shooting in t...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  15. Hollywood Report Card: Nicolas Cage to Apprehend John Cusack

    Lane Brown

    Nicolas Cage hasn't quite paid off that tax bill yet! Following last week's encouraging news that he may appear in Charlie Kaufman's presumably good next movie comes word that he's also in talks to costar with John Cusack in The Frozen Ground, about ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  16. Hollywood Report Card: Todd Phillips Takes Up "Arms"

    Lane Brown

    Hangover director Todd Philips's production company has optioned the rights to Guy Lawson's recent Rolling Stone feature "Arms and the Dudes," about two stoners who become weapons dealers and win a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afg...

    Blog | July 26, 2011