Diablo Cody ('Juno,' 'United States of Tara') will make her directorial debut with 'Lamb of God,' a comedy that follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith. Cody also wrote the script for the film, which Mandate Pictures is fast-tracking. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sony has picked up Hossein Amini's 'Shadow Runner,' an original thriller about elite commandos that will star Chris Hemsworth. Amini is one of the writers of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (which stars Hemsworth) and wrote the much buzzed-about 'Drive,' which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Ryan Gosling. The studio is keeping mum about the exact details of the story line. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Warner Bros. has announced that Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' biopic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, the legendary FBI chief who dominated crimefighting in the middle of the 20th century, will be released sometime in October. The film also stars Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and Armie Hammer. The studio also announced a December release for Stephen Daldry's 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,' a drama about a young man who believes his father, a victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, left a message for him somewhere in New York City, and he searches for a lock that fits a mysterious key found in his father's closet. Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn star. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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