-Laura Linney (left) will make life hell for Scarlett Johansson as the evil boss mommy in the film version of The Nanny Diaries.
-Crash Oscar winner Paul Haggis will direct and produce (but not write) an adaptation of former Clinton and Bush anti-terrorism czar Richard Clarke’s memoir Against All Enemies.
-The Incredibles director Brad Bird’s next movie is Ratatouille, a Pixar toon about a mouse living in a Paris restaurant.
-Shia LaBeouf thinks his neighbor is a serial killer in Disturbia.
-Aussie directors dig Rachmaninoff: A decade after Shine helped popularize the 20th-century Russian composer’s piano concertos, a biopic — titled Rhapsody and helmed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) — is in the works.
-Producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Lethal Weapon) plans a remake of The Dirty Dozen.
-Kingdom of Heaven director Ridley Scott and screenwriter William Monahan will reteam for Middle Eastern spy thriller Penetration.
-Injuries sideline Nick Nolte and Jon Heder: Jon Voight will step in for Nolte (benched for a chronic knee injury) as the patriarch of a family of NYC cops in Pride and Glory; DreamWorks has yet to figure out what to do about Blades of Glory after Napoleon Dynamite‘s Heder fractured his ankle practicing his skating for the film. Moral: Be extra careful if you’re cast in a movie with ”Glory” in the title.
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