Former mall cop Kevin James will topline an untitled comedy for Sony about a physics teacher who becomes a martial arts fighter to save the music program at his school. Surely, he plans on blinding his competition with science. [Variety]
Olivia Wilde is set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in The Change Up, which follows a married man (Bateman) who trades bodies with his lazy best friend (Reynolds). Who wants to find out how many licks it takes to get to Reynolds’ Jason Bateman center? [Deadline]
The Weinstein Co. has nabbed rights to Submarine, which centers on a teenage boy aiming to lose his virginity and keep his parents from divorcing. Let’s hope he doesn’t mix up these priorities. [Variety]
Media Rights Capital and M. Night Shyamalan announced in a press release that 2011’s Reincarnate — a supernatural thriller directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) — will be the second installment in The Night Chronicles trilogy.
Phoenix Pictures is set to produce Absolutely Anything, directed by Terry Jones. The film will star John Oliver, and will feature, among other things, aliens and a talking dog who I can only hope is shifty-eyed. [Deadline]
Malin Akerman is the latest to join Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in Wanderlust, a film about a couple who decides to escape New York. It’s a comedy, but I can’t figure out what’s funny about two hours of Holland Tunnel traffic. [Variety]