- Rob Riggle is in talks with CBS to make us giggle in a half-hour comedy pilot from Robert Smigel about a real estate agent who pulls a Biff and ends up working for the nerd he tortured in high school. [Deadline]
- When Wolverine meets Fox: Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has signed a two-year development and production deal with the studio. The Wolverine — starring Hugh Jackman — will be the first feature under the deal. [Variety]
- Sony has moved the release date for Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher from April 2011 to June 17, 2011. Her dog ate the first release date. [Variety]
- Joel and Ethan Coen’s Gambit remake found a director in Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day, The Last Station). The original 1966 film centered on a cat burglar, played by Michael Caine, and not this lady. (Two days in a row!) [Deadline]
- Raven Symone will be so not Raven in an ABC Family pilot — written by best-selling author Jennifer Weiner — about a curvy actress who moves from the South to New York in an attempt to find success as an actress. [Deadline]
- More ABC Family news: Katelyn Tarver (Nick’s Big Time Rush), Valerie Tian (Juno), Ana Lucasey (Lie to Me), and Christian Serratos (Twilight) have joined the the network’s pilot from The Secret Life of the American Teenager creator Brenda Hampton that centers on a diverse group of private high schoolers. [Deadline]
- Dan Clowes will adapt his graphic novel Wilson for Fox Searchlight. The novel follows not this guy (damn) nor this guy (phew), but a loner who decides to seek out his ex-wife. [Deadline]
- NBC and comedian Dan Levy are developing Several Children, which follows a woman who lives with her much-younger husband and kids. I thought we were already watching this over Twitter. [THR]
Nov 18 2010 06:55 PM ET
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