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Excess Hollywood: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' to hit theaters summer 2012

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  • Adjust your calendars accordingly: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — starring Noomi Rapace — has been moved from March 9, 2012 to June 8, 2012. [THR]Evan Ross
  • More on Scott: Ridley and Tony Scott will produce The Drivers, a drama set in the 1960s surrounding the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a day-long car race. That’s a lot of Cheetos.
  • Mark Ivanir has replaced Jeremy Northam in A Late Quartet — also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken — which follows a string quartet celebrating their 25th anniversary who fight to stay together. All they need is more cowbell. Too overused? Then how about we celebrate their 25 with a passport to Florida? [Variety]
  • Susanna Lo announced at Sundance she will direct Manson Girls, a film starring Taryn Manning, Heather Matarazzo, Tania Raymonde, and Monica Keena about eight women who followed Charles Manson. [Associated Press]
  • Magnolia announced it has acquired I Melt With You, an ensemble film starring Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino, and Sasha Grey. The story follows four drug-using friends (Jane, Piven, Lowe, and McKay) on a road trip in Big Sur, which can only play out like an after-school special.
  • Brian De Palma is set to direct Passion, a remake of the Gallic psychodrama hit Crime d’Amour. [Variety]
  • Roundabout Theatre Company announced that musical Death Takes a Holiday will open off-Broadway July 14, 2011. (Performances will begin June 10, 2011.) The musical follows a Prince who falls in love with an engaged women in an Italian villa. Oh no.