- Above is the first official picture of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week With Marilyn,' director Simon Curtis' telling of the time Colin Clark, an assistant on one of Monroe's films, "helped the star escape her pressure-cooker Hollywood career." Williams will be flanked by the mighty impressive cast of Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Derek Jacobi and Julia Ormond.

- Not implausible, but certainly not inherently reliable, evidence is pointing towards the villain (or at least one of) of Christopher Nolan's untitled 'Batman 3' being Killer Croc. Recently we shared that ComingSoon had gotten wind of the production setting up shop in the croc-heavy local of New Orleans next year, and now Slashfilm have picked up on tweets from Mark Millar expressing the comic aficionado's surprise at learning the identity of the villain...

- Speaking of villains, yesterday Deadline broke news that Anil Kapoor, best recognized as the gameshow host in 'Slumdog Millionaire,' was set to join 'Mission Impossible 4' as a bad guy. Not long after Mike Fleming's report, however, Paramount confirmed that Kapoor was in negotiations for the film, but they denied that he'd be playing a villain.
- In our recent interview with Matt Reeves, the director hinted that he believed MGM's troubles were going to turn around soon. Yesterday it was reported that the ailing studio has appointed Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum (previously of Spyglass) as their new CEOs in an attempt to get things running again. Hopefully this means 'Cabin in the Woods' may be released sooner rather than later.

- Sorry to those looking forward to returning to the shire any time soon, Peter Jackson tells Empire that 'The Hobbit' still hasn't been officially greenlit by the studio and that he is not yet the director of the film.

- Ray Liotta is the most recent actor to join the David Wain-directed, Judd Apatow-produced comedy 'Wanderlust,' AKA the movie where Jennifer Aniston gets naked, smokes pot and has orgies.

- R. L. Stine's novel 'The Sitter' to be adapted for the big screen as 'The Au Pair' by Ghost House Pictures. In other news, I am still patiently waiting for someone to start making an R-rated horror franchise out of 'Goosebumps.' (Contest: Write a horror story with R. L. Stine)
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