Wrapping up today's odds and ends:
- In this midst of summarizing the upcoming Superman/Batman festivities, Variety dropped Bryan Singer's target start date for his brilliant or disastrous remake of Logan's Run: if all goes well, shooting will begin in Vancouver this fall. Eeeeexcellent.
- Though they apparently didn't kill him, when he died Chris Penn's body was home to "Valium, morphine, marijuana, and an elevated level of codeine." It's probably safe to say that he wasn't feeling any pain in those last few minutes.
- When we reported that Adam Sandler and Kevin James had agreed to star in it, we detailed the incredibly long path I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry had taken to production - it's been through zillions of stars and multiple writers, none of whom have worked out. And now, yet again, there's a problem: director David Dobkin took off yesterday, "citing big creative differences." Universal claims that they'll hire someone else in time to start this summer, as planned. Sure they will.
Barton, who seems to have forgotten that she can't act, has signed on to star alongside Shirley MacLaine in Closing
the Ring. A "romantic epic," the film marks Sir Richard
Attenborough's return to direction after a break of nearly a decade. Sadly, the task of wringing a performance out
of Barton may well drive him away again.