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Excess Hollywood: Sam Neill heading for 'Alcatraz'

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  • Jude Law, I Heart HuckabeesJorge Garcia isn’t the only star of J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz to go island hopping. Jurassic Park‘s Sam Neill will star alongside Sarah Jones in the pilot about the infamous prison for Fox. Prisoners are nuthin’ compared to these guys. And kids. [Deadline]
  • Casting we adore for Dumbledore: Michael Gambon, known to Harry Potter fanatics as Hogwarts’ headmaster, is set to appear with Dustin Hoffman in HBO’s Luck. In the series — about horse-racing — Gambon will play Hoffman’s nemesis. [TV Guide]
  • CBS has picked up Two Broke Girls, a new comedy from Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) about two financially struggling women in New York City. That’s what happens when you use Sex and the City as a life example. [Deadline]
  • DreamWorks plans to release Me and My Shadow in March 2013. The 3-D animated feature centers on a shadow who is stuck with “the world’s most boring human.” Oof, poor guy. [Variety]