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Robert De Niro to nab 'Elite' role, Jessica Biel plays Vivaldi's muse (Excess Hollywood)

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  • Robert De Niro is in talks to star with Clive Owen and Jason Statham in The Killer Elite. In the film, De Niro will play Statham’s mentor, who is kidnapped by his 2002 self in an attempt to keep him from starring in Analyze That. [The Wrap]
  • Jessica Biel and Luke Evans will likely star in period romance Vivaldi, which chronicles the forbidden romance between Antonio Vivaldi and singer Anna Tessieri Giro. The romance leads to composition of “The Four Seasons,” which is kind of like the 18th-century version of “SexyBack.” [THR]
  • Channing Tatum will star as the other man in Ron Howard’s untitled infidelity project alongside Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, and, undoubtedly, Tatum’s own abs. Tatum O’Can-I-Feel? [THR]
  • Broadway’s Fences, starring Denzel Washington, has grossed over $1 million since it premiered in late April. Washington’s ruggedly handsome smile demands 75 percent of the profits. [Variety]
  • The Weinstein Co. has decided to house the Jonathan Rhys Meyers-Julianne Moore horror flick Shelter. [Variety]