Remember 'Little Miss Sunshine,' that delightful 2006 indie film about a family that takes a cross-country trip in their VW bus to get their young daughter into the finals of a kiddie beauty pageant? Well much of the force behind that project -- directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, producer Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, and co-star Paul Dano -- are reuniting for 'He Loves Me,' an indie comedy being written by Zoe Kazan, Dano's real-life girlfriend (who also will co-star). According to the Los Angeles Times, the project revolves around a novelist whose success early in his career causes him to doubt his abilities and, in order to overcome writer's block, he's told to write the woman he thinks will love him. He then winds up willing her into existence. Sounds like the plot of an old 'Twilight Zone' episode. Dano, of course, will play the lead.

As expected, Julia Roberts has signed on to star as the Queen in Relativity Media's 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White' (one of three competing Snow White projects on the books in Hollywood). Tarsem Singh will direct the movie, which follows Snow White who, with her band of seven dwarves, seeks revenge after her evil stepmother kills her father. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Rosamund Pike is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' 'Clash of the Titans' sequel, where she will take the role of Andromeda, the rescued princess played by Alexa Davalos in the first film. Sam Worthington (Perseus), Gemma Arterton (Io), Liam Neeson (Zeus) and Ralph Fiennes (Hades) are reprising their roles. The film is scheduled to go before the cameras next month for a March 2012 release. [THR]

Universal is firming up its Denzel Washington CIA thriller 'Safe House,' which co-stars Ryan Reynolds as an agent who must protect a criminal (Washington) when their safe house is attacked, by adding Liam Cunningham, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Patrick and Sam Shepard to the cast. [TheWrap]

Ed Harris and Diane Keaton will star in 'The Look of Love,' an independent romance film to be directed by Arie Posin ('The Chumscrubber'), about a widow who meets a man who looks just like her dead husband, rekindling old feelings. [Variety]

Richard Jenkins has joined the cast of Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt-starring crime caper 'Cogan's Trade,' about a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high-stakes poker game held under the protection of the mob. The film, which begins shooting this month in New Orleans, co-stars Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote. [Variety]
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