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Brian Grazer and Ron Howard imagine 'Legends' on big screen, Danny McBride's 'Bullies' picked up

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  • Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has picked up Legends, a graphic novel “that brings together such characters as Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, and Hansel & Gretel in a dark fantasy setting.” Pssh. Call me when someone makes a movie that brings together legends Gob Bluth, Professor Happycat, and Tommy Wiseau. [THR]
  • Mandate has picked up Danny McBride’s Bullies, a comedy that centers on two bullies, says Captain Obvious. [Variety]
  • Zach will attack Weeds: Mark-Paul Gosselaar will play a romantic interest for Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) in one episode of the Showtime show. Will they exchange buddy bands? [TV Guide]
  • True Blood and Ugly Betty actor Grant Bowler will star as Henry Reardon in Paul Johansson’s Atlas Shrugged adaptation. This is the third job he’s picked up in the past few weeks: He also is on board to star in The Killer Elite and The City of Gardens. Next up: a seat on the U.S. Senate representing South Carolina, and then, world domination. Hot, manly, Australian world domination. [THR]
  • Vincent Gallo and Michael Madsen have signed on to star in the Peter Facinelli-penned indie film Loosies. [THR]
  • Fox has ordered an American version of British game show The Million Pound Drop, which hands contestants $1 million at the beginning of the show, and asks them to answer eight questions correctly in order to keep it. Though a title like The 1.4788 Million Dollar Drop will sound strange. [THR]
  • Thomas Dekker will join HBO’s Cinema Verite, a movie that delves behind the scenes of PBS’ ground-breaking 1973 documentary, American Family. Dekker, who starred as John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, will play a young member of the televised family who comes out as a gay man. [THR]
  • ABC has ordered eight additional episodes of hidden-camera show Primetime: What Would You Do. What would I do? I don’t know, try to pick the “Pie Marc” door in the Wall O’ Stuff? [Variety]