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Deal Report: April 15, 2011

This week’s movers and shakers: Steve Carell, Tobey Maguire, and more

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Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) will star as villainous General Zod in Warner Bros.’ Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill.

Claire Forlani will appear on NCIS: Los Angeles as the team’s new operations manager. What that means for the current manager, played by Linda Hunt, is unclear, though sources say both Forlani and Hunt are part of this season’s May 17 finale.

Tobey Maguire is reteaming with director Ang Lee (The Ice Storm) for the adaptation of the best-seller Life of Pi. Maguire will play a journalist interviewing the book’s shipwreck survivor later in life.

The Office star Steve Carell will get an extra-big send-off: NBC is expanding his final episode on April 28 to 50 minutes.