Friday's bits and pieces:
- First Look has picked up the worldwide rights to this year's Sundance hit, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. The autobiographical film, which is based on parts of director Dito Montiel's memoirs, didn't particularly impress either James or The Hollywood Reporter's Duane Byrge; you can decided for yourself this fall, when the movie is expected to hit theaters.
- According to the latest scuttlebutt, Angelina
Jolie might just be spending some (professional, of course) time with George
Clooney in the near future. Rumor has
it that Brad Pitt is trying to persuade her to join him in Ocean's Thirteen, though who Jolie would play has
of course not been discussed -- with this sort of story, it's the idea of the two of them on screen together that's
fun. Details, schmetails.
- This morning's Hollywood Reporter offers some more details on the rapidly expanding cast of Balls of Fury which, when it comes to buzz, just might be the next Snakes on a Plane. And if it's not, you people are just not paying attention -- it's Christopher Walken! It's ping-pong! I mean, come ON! Joining Walken in the dark underworld of the pong are George Lopez, who will play an FBI agent bent on taking Walken down, and Maggie Q as "the sexy niece of...Master Wong," the master of the paddle who is brought in to train the FBI's pong-plant (that'll be Dan Fogler). How can you resist any of this?
- Until today, P.D.R.
-- the based-on-a-true-story movie about a heroic swim coach and the tough youths he straighted out -- had nothing but
testosterone on board. Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac are set to costar, while Diana Ross' son Evan, who made an impressive debut in ATL, will play one of the
kids. Now, though, there's finally a woman around (Perhaps she'll hang some curtains. Or maybe do some dusting.): Kimberly
Elise has come on board as the