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Director Jake Scott is putting together a biopic of the late Jeff Buckley, and Deadline has confirmed that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney will be playing the lead, with an expected November start date.  Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, will serve as executive producer on the project. While two other Buckley-themed projects are actively being developed, this is the only film to have exclusive rights to all of the late singer’s music, and Carney will perform all of his own singing in the film, which should serve as no trouble for the Broadway star.  Scott says that Carney…

Brad Pitt has long been rumored to be circling The Gray Man, an adaptation of Mark Greaney’s thriller that James Gray will direct.  Now Deadline indicates that the deal is being closed up, with Pitt “locked down” to being production early next year. New Regency is producing the film, about “a former CIA operative-turned-ultimate assassin” that is forced to “fight his way across Europe and past special forces teams from around the world in order to save the life of his handler and the handler’s family.”

Young Adult, the latest collaboration between screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, will be released in December.  The film stars Charlize Theron as a successful writer of young-adult fiction who return to her small Minnesota hometown and attempts to reconnect with her happily-married high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson).  The studio has just released the first official look at Charlize Theron in character (click the image for a full-size version).

Todd Haynes, executive producer and director on HBO’s critically-acclaimed Mildred Pierce, is developing a new project with the network.  According to Deadline, Haynes is in talks to direct Dope, adapted from the novel by Sara Gran, and Julianna Moore has expressed interest in the project, which follows a former heroin addict turned private eye in 1950s New York.  Here’s a description of the novel: Josephine Flannigan has been many things in her 35 years on this moral coil—and most of them she did in order to get the dope that her veins craved—but one thing she’s never been is a…

On Saturday, we reported that Mike Myers had inked a deal to star in a new Austin Powers film.  It seems that news may have been a bit premature, as Deadline is now reporting that the deal has not been made official yet. According to Deadline, Myers had been developing a spinoff featuring the Dr. Evil character and his son, Scotty.  After The Love Guru bombed at the box office, Myers went off the radar, and the script never moved forward.  New Line made an offer to Myers about six months ago, and never received a response… until last week,…

After weeks of tension, and rumors that the show would be shopped to other networks, AMC has finally reached a deal with Sony Television to conclude Breaking Bad with a final order of 16 episodes.  Production will commence early next year on the final run, but it is not currently known if the episodes will be split into two season.  The official press release from AMC is below: New York – NY, August, 14, 2011 – AMC announced today that Breaking Bad, the Emmy Award-winning and critically lauded drama series from acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan has been renewed for a…

Rise of the Planet of the Apes continued its box-office reign this weekend, taking in $27.5 million to capture the #1 spot at the domestic box-office for the second weekend in a row.  The Help also had a strong showing, with a weekend gross of $25.5 million, and an impressive $35.4 million during its five-day run (the film opened on Wednesday). Final Destination 5 opened at #3 with $18.4 million, which was a disappointment considering the higher price of 3D ticket sales, and the fact that the previous film in the franchise debuted to $27.4 million in August 2009.  The…

Speaking with MCVUK, Warner Bros. Interactive president Martin Tremblay talked up the success of this year’s Mortal Kombat title, remarking that the game had already moved nearly 3 million units worldwide.  “We are very pleased with the success of Mortal Kombat so far,” said Tremblay.  “With the launch of Mortal Kombat, we have already paid for the acquisition of the Midway assets, and we are just beginning to leverage this acquisition with much more to come.” Personally, I loved the latest Mortal Kombat, and if we’re going to continue to see that level of quality and fun from the franchise,…

In a shocking move, Disney has halted production on The Lone Ranger, which Gore Verbinksi was scheduled to direct with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.  Deadline reports that the film’s budget was somewhere in the $250 million range, and that Disney is already struggling to control costs on John Carter and The Great and Powerful Oz, both of which are over the $200 million mark.  After unsuccessful attempts by the filmmakers to bring the budget down, Disney finally made the call to pull the plug. This seems like a knee-jerk reaction to me, and it may very well come…

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