Odds and ends from Wednesday:
- The other day, we told you how a bunch more people have joined the cast of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, an adaptation of Michael Chabon's coming-of-age book. Well, you can now add Nick Nolte's name to a list that already includes Sienna Miller, Peter Sarsgaard, Max Minghella, Jon Foster and Mena Suvari. Nolte will play the lead character's (Art Bechstein) mobster father.
- The Motion Picture Group, Inc. has optioned its second original screenplay, written by Tyla Berchtold and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days co-author Michele Alexander. The romantic/fantasy comedy, April in December, "revolves around a high-powered professional who thinks she is losing her mind when she starts seeing fantasy characters." Um, wait -- that happens to me every day. If this isn't normal behavior, I need to get out more.
- Hey, remember when we told you how Winona Ryder was keen on doing a sequel for the 1980's cult comedy, Heathers? Well, apparently, she talked more about it to Entertainment Weekly and revealed just a tad more about the film's production timeline, setting and special cameo appearances. Says Ryder, "I don't know how much is official; it's a ways away. But it takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It's very funny." Wow, so it seems this thing is actually happening. Cool. Wait, we're excited about this, right?