News bites for the last day of July, courtesy of Variety:

Now that he's faced Mean Girls and gotten brainwashed back into a rich jerk (after trying to reform into a hippy commune dude) on Veronica Mars, Jonathan Bennett has scored himself some new work. He's going to star in ... Van Wilder 3! Okay, it's not the sort of gig to elicit jittery anticipation, but it is following his stint with sequels -- The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.

Meanwhile, Lorna Scott, who just played Janice in Wanted, is getting a starring gig ... of the telepic variety. She is joining Dyan Cannon on Kiss at Midnight. I'm sure we can imagine what that'll be like. We can also look for her in The Great Buck Howard, which should hit theaters in 2009.

Last, but not least, we've got Michael Fassbender, who you might remember from his time as Stelios in 300. He has scored a role in Andrea Arnold's second feature (after the excellent Red Road), called Fish Tank. Although it has already headed into production, not much is being said about it. However, my last search on the film yielded talk of girls and street dancing -- certainly a change from his 300 work.
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