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'Chamber' Made

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Holy cash cow! Chris O’Donnell will play (for a reported $4 million) a law yer defending his racist grandfather (Gene Hackman) in John Grisham’s The Chamber. Then it’s back to the Batcave next summer for his follow-up outing as Robin. Boy wonder, indeed!
Signing Ex-es: Bette Midler and Diane Keaton have signed on to The First Wives Club. The comedy, which begins filming in New York this fall, is about not-so-gay divorcées who take revenge on their ex-husbands after they run off with younger women.
Days of Roth: Yes, that’s Tim Roth you’ve spotted skulking about New York’s mean streets. He’s currently shooting the tentatively titled Gasoline Alley, playing an ex-con trying to stay straight after moving in with his brother (James Russo). Accent patrol alert: The British Roth is once again going American.