After we complained last week that there were just not enough meaty roles for Rachel Weisz (she was up, for once, for a hot role in 'Oz: The Great and Powerful,' as Evanora, the evil, older witch sister to co-star Mila Kunis), we now find out via Deadline that she's in talks to star opposite Jeremy Renner in Universal Pictures' reboot of the Bourne franchise, the Tony Gilroy-directed 'The Bourne Legacy.' That's double the pleasure if she can take both parts; Deadline says 'Bourne' begins shooting in September, and 'Oz' is planned to go into production this summer. Tight fit.

Here's another kids tale remolded and taken to the dark side: Variety reports that Aaron Eckhart and AnnaSophia Robb have signed on to star as Hook and Wendy in a Swiss-French fantasy thriller version of 'Peter Pan.' Titled 'Pan,' the film has Captain Hook as a former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper, and Wendy as the villain's lone survivor who must help Hook track him down. Sean Bean has been cast as chief detective Smee, Hook's only ally on the force. The project, which sounds more like a comic book than a film, begins lensing throughout Eastern Europe in October.
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