-After having been dispatched in the opening minutes of The Ring, Amber Tamblyn (left) will star in another Americanized J-horror film, The Grudge 2. She’ll play the younger sister of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who’ll do a walk-on.
-The long-gestating Lance Armstrong biopic cycles forward, possibly starring Matt Damon. Producer Frank Marshall tells iF magazine he plans to put his director’s cap on for this one; he also updates iF on the status of Indiana Jones IV (a decision on whether or not to go ahead will be made soon, he says), The Bourne Ultimatum (shooting in August), and Jurassic Park IV (”off the radar”).
–Austin Powers director Jay Roach will make a film about a real-life international man of mystery: W. Mark Felt. He’ll make his drama debut helming the Tom Hanks-produced film about the man who revealed himself to be Watergate informant Deep Throat last year.
–Passion prequel? New Line has bought a script for a biopic of the Virgin Mary, one that promises to flesh out the characters of some of the more obscure Biblical personages who figure in her backstory. Writer is Mike Rich, best known for inspirational sports movies like The Rookie and Radio.
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