Hollywood is deserted. What with the Toronto, Venice and Telluride film festivals, and Labor Day coming up, the news coming out of Tinseltown is how little news there really is in Hollywood (if you don't believe us, take a look at some of the trades: lately they're filling their online news wells with feature stories). The highlights of Wednesday night: a couple casting stories, including Amy Adams headlining 'The Orphanage' remake; a name and financing for the next Coen Brothers film; and a domestic trailer for David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method.'

The English-language remake of Juan Antonio Bayona's 'The Orphanage' (2007) may finally be getting off the ground with the announcement that Amy Adams -- who has progressed from sweetheart to tart in her acting roles -- is in talks to star as Laura, the film's protagonist who returns to the orphanage she grew up in with the intention of starting a home for handicapped kids, only to have her son suddenly begin communicating with an invisible entity. Mark Pellington will direct; Guillermo del Toro, who produced the original, will produce this one. Speaking of mysterious visions and del Toro, check out the director's very spooky 'The Devil's Backbone' if you don't want to sleep some night. [SlashFilm]