Steve Carell was able to flex a few dramatic muscles in July's criminally underrated 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' but to paraphrase 'The Jazz Singer': You ain't seen nothing yet. Variety reports that Carell may play John du Pont in 'Foxcatcher,' a drama about the chemical heir and paranoid schizophrenic who, in 1996, killed his long-time friend and Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz at Team Foxcatcher, a wrestling facility du Pont built in Pennsylvania. The project has been in development for four years, with 'Moneyball' helmer Bennett Miller attached to direct and 'Capote' screenwriter Dan Futterman handling script duties with E. Max Frye. Carell is busy in his post-'Office' life; he just wrapped 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' with Keira Knightley, is currently filming 'Great Hope Springs' with Meryl Streep, and has the magician comedy 'Burt Wonderstone' lined up as well. [Variety]
'Now You See Me' is shaping up as one of those star-packed heist films that you'll rush out to see on opening weekend. (Provided you like heist films and stars.) The latest potential addition to the cast is Woody Harrelson, who would join Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent in the Louis Leterrier-directed film about a team of magicians who pull off robberies. If he signs on, Harrelson will play "Merritt Osbourne, a mentalist and hypnotist known for his Jedi-style mind tricks." After an incident with the Queen of England (naturally), he's forced to move to Las Vegas where he joins up with the criminally minded magicians. [Variety]

The awesome writing directing duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ('Half Nelson,' 'Sugar') have found their next project: 'Hate Mail,' about a disconnected group of Manhattan residents who deal with fallout from various forms of hate mail. [Variety]

"I would do it, but I don't want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I'm saying? Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond." The fantastic Idris Elba on why he has reservations about playing James Bond. This should happen immediately, BTW. [CNN]

The Ben Affleck-directed hostage drama 'Argo' will hit theaters on Sept. 14, 2012. Between this and 'The Town,' Ben Affleck is to September what Will Smith was to July. Or something. [Deadline]

Here's a picture of Kristen Stewart on the set of 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' Enjoy! [THR]

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