Ready for more 'American Pie'? Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy are reuniting for 'American Reunion,' which Universal wants to bring to the big screen (rather than direct-to-DVD as for all the outings after No. 3). The studio apparently is in negotiations with Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge to return as well. The production is set to start May 24. [TheWrap]

Lionsgate is on the hunt for a director for it's upcoming adaptation of the best-selling novel 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.' Seth Grahame-Smith (the book's author), David Katzenberg and Craig Gillespie are among the names being bandied about by the studio. Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg -- who are producing partners -- would direct as a team. Grahame-Smith's second novel, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' is being made into a film by Fox; he's currently set to write 'Dark Shadows' for Tim Burton. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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Megan Fox and Albert Brooks are in negotiations to join Judd Apatow's next film for Universal, an untitled project that reunites Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in their 'Knocked Up' roles. Fox's role is being kept under wraps, Brooks is in talks to play Rudd's father. [THR, Deadline]

Overcoming scheduling obstacles, Liam Neeson and writer-producer Luc Besson have worked out a deal for Neeson to reprise his role as ex-spy Bryan Mills for 'Taken 2,' which should begin production at the end of this year or the beginning of the next. [Deadline]

Director David Frankel's 'Great Hope Springs' may have the male half of the troubled middle-aged couple who attend an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their loveless relationship after 30 years of marriage: Tommy Lee Jones. The wife: Meryl Streep. The therapist: Steve Carell. Shooting begins in August. [Deadline]

Michelle Ryan ('Bionic Woman,' 'Doctor Who') has been cast opposite Harry Treadaway in 'Cockneys vs. Zombies,' a British comedy about hapless bank robbers who come up against zombie Armageddon. The film -- also staring Honor Blackman of 'The Avengers' fame, will begin shooting in London next week. [Deadline]

The just-released 'Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything' has been acquired by Sony. The book, by Joshua Foer, follows the author -- a science journalist -- who decides to become a participant in the U.S. Memory Championship he's covering. [Deadline]
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