Time for your Tuesday pop quiz: Will the latest Nora Ephron movie be about a modern "Gotham girl" transported into Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice'? It probably will! Variety reports that Ephron is attached to write and direct 'Lost in Austen,' an adaptation of the BBC miniseries of the same name. 'Bond 23' director Sam Mendes will produce, while Sony will handle release duties. No word on casting yet, but perhaps Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and/or Amy Adams will want to brush-up their resumes (Mindy Kaling should too, just in case Ephron wants to get adventurous with her casting). [Variety]
'50/50' scene-stealer Anna Kendrick, Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Sam Elliott and Brendan Gleeson are the latest additions to 'The Company You Keep,' Robert Redford's political thriller co-starring Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Brit Marling, Julie Christie, Stanley Tucci and Richard Jenkins. Just a few people! [Variety]

Remember the story on Friday about 'Dredd' director Pete Travis being fired off the production? Big misunderstanding! "During all stages of the filmmaking, 'Dredd' has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties. From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted," Travis and writer Alex Garland said in a statement. "To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit. We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year." [LAT/24 Frames]

Universal signed Vin Diesel and his production company One Race Films to a two-year first-look production deal. Translation: 'Fast and Furious 15'! [Variety]

What was once rumor is now closer to fact: Variety reports 'Rock of Ages' star Diego Boneta is in talks to play Adam in 'Paradise Lost.' Camilla Belle is in talks to play Eve in the Alex Proyas-directed adaptation of John Milton's epic poem. [Variety]

From our sister site The Boot, "10 Country Singers Who Also Shine on the Silver Screen." Just a guess: No. 1 will totally surprise you. [The Boot]

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