ScreenTalk: Diane lends Douglas a hand
Saturday 27 October 2012
Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are set to star in And So It Goes, directed by P J Hogan. Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets) wrote the script about a self-centred and eccentric estate agent whose estranged son leaves him with a grand-daughter to look after, forcing him to turn to his neighbour for help. Expect it in 2013.
Epps has a Pryor engagement
Mike Epps will star as Richard Pryor in Nina, a Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana. Pryor opened for the singer when both were starting out in the early 1960s. Cynthia Mort wrote and will direct the drama, which traces Simone's rise and her relationship with manager Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo.
Funny guy could be in the money
An action comedy about the real-life $17 million theft of an armoured car in North Carolina in 1997 is eyeing Jim Carrey (above). Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing with Carrey in negotiations to play the ex-military leader of a band of Southern armoured-car guards who pull off the huge heist.
MacLaine's all ready to motor
Shirley MacLaine is in talks to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Tammy, a comedy co-written by the Bridesmaids star and her husband Ben Falcone. It tells the story of a woman who is made redundant, finds out her husband is having an affair and opts for a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed grandmother.
A first-class male for Miller's tale
Director Beth McCarthy Miller is to direct Mail Order Groom for Warner Bros, with Tina Fey and Steve Carell attached to star. It's about a naive single woman looking for love who winds up with a husband from Eastern Europe. The idea was cooked up by Fey's husband, Jeff Richmond, and Robert Carlock and Scott Silveri.
Burns is hot stuff for UTA
Agency UTA is delighted to have signed multi-hyphenate Edward Burns (above), who wrote, directed, produced and acted in his debut film, The Brothers McMullen. He has worked those four roles several other times too, as well as appearing in Man on a Ledge, Friends with Kids and the upcoming Alex Cross.
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