Oh, this latest bit of news gives me a bit of a fangirl jump. Variety reports that Jake Scott and Jordan Scott -- offspring of Ridley -- are both gearing up for new feature films. Why do I care? Jake's not only the guy behind a lot of memorable videos like "Fake Plastic Trees," "Disarm," and "Everybody Hurts," but also Plunkett and Macleane. If you haven't seen it, it's a terrible, great movie starring Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle (plus Liv Tyler and Alan Cumming) that has disappeared from shelves. So, not only could the film be good, but maybe Macleane will get a new DVD release. At least, I hope!

While the previous flick dealt with robbers in the 18th century, this new feature, Welcome to the Rileys, is a bit softer. The film will star James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart, focuses on "a man and a woman who have been driven apart by grief after losing their daughter, and are brought back together when they meet a troubled young woman." Somehow, there's "unexpected love" and "catharsis" in there -- perhaps between the stars listed? That would be, um, interesting. While production should begin in New Orleans this April for the above film, Jordan is looking to make her debut with Cracks overseas. A period drama set in a British boarding school, Scott describes it as a film "about misguided love and obsession, as told through the eyes of a group of elite girls in this boarding school." She'll start scouting locations next week.

Why are these features being lumped together? Handmade Films International is handling worldwide sales and will present the films as a package to potential buyers at Berlinale.

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